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Be Happy and Healthy This Holiday Season

By Virginia Laird

While many prefer to assume the holidays are a time when health gets thrown out the window in order to enjoy the tasty goodness of the treats which are ever present, this does not need to be the case. Health and wellness experts admit there are many things you can do to ensure you maintain good health while still enjoying all your holiday festivities. Some of their tips include:

  • Take a walk after dinner
  • Limit your adult beverages
  • Use a small plate when heading to the buffet

Take a Walk After Dinner

Health and wellness experts advise that staying healthy throughout the holidays can be as simple as walking daily after dinner. While many in your family may opt out of the exercise, it can burn calories and promote weight management. Research suggests that walking after dinner can help manage blood sugar, burn calories, and help keep your healthy a priority in your life. Start today putting your health first and make a walk after dinner a daily habit.

Limit Your Adult Beverages

While adult beverages can be exciting, it is wise to limit your consumption of alcohol. Research suggests that one of the leading causes of weight gain is consuming too much alcohol. Experts admit that some who consume too many adult beverages also have issues with diabetes, heart disease, and other health-related issues. Health and wellness experts advise that, when putting your health first, it is best to limit yourself to only one adult beverage per day.

Use a Small Plate When Heading to the Buffet

Like millions across the nation, I too get excited about visiting the holiday buffet. Health and wellness experts suggest for those who plan to stack their plate full of every enticing dish available, it may be best to choose a smaller plate when heading to the buffet. Although a smaller plate will not prevent you from loading it up deep, it does provide less space to pack on the food. This can help you avoid eating far too much. Consider choosing a small plate when you begin piling your plate as high as possible.

There has never been a more exciting time to make your health a priority. With family near this holiday season, you are sure to have the support you need to make the healthy changes necessary to be successful in your endeavors.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in The Woodlands, Tex.

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