The holiday season is the time to lay back, relax and have fun. But, we tend to neglect our health in our quest for fun and thrills. For instance, we overlook nutritious food and stuff our faces with junk food. We also take a break from exercising to just laze around all day.
This attitude towards our health can result in serious setbacks health-wise, and it’ll, in turn, affect your productivity and negate all the progress you’ve made before.
The solution is not to forgo holidays, but rather to enjoy the holiday as much as possible while not losing track of your health plans. You can stay healthy even during the holiday.
To help you achieve total well-being and good health, even when you’re relaxing, we have compiled some tips to help you stay healthy during this holiday season. Here they are:
- Wash your hands often
Some of us would be meeting relatives or friends we haven’t seen in a long time during the holidays. Some of them would be coming from other states or even countries. And with them might come various infections or nefarious germs like the flu.
You don’t want to become sick when you’re supposed to be having fun and be merry. So, ensure you wash your hands often. Wash it with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This would reduce your chances of getting any infection.
Besides, it’s the flu season. It’s rather easy to catch it now. If you find out that you couldn’t avoid it, then you should immediately go to a primary care doctor. Not the lung doctor.
Lung doctors are usually specialists for rather more serious cases like lung cancer. Hence, a primary care doctor would be more than enough.
- Control your alcohol intake
A few bottles with the guys won’t hurt, but you don’t overdo it. Drinking too much, i.e. getting drunk will make you less mindful of your actions, consequently increasing your chances of making bad eating choices.
Also, ensure you don’t drink while driving, and if you must drink, make sure there’s someone with you who isn’t drunk and can safely guide you home.
- Do not over-indulge
Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you have to eat every cake, have every drink, or eat all the chocolate you can find.
Watch how much of these things you take in. Take them responsibly. You can give yourself some restraint by letting yourself have one day to eat as much as you like. But, after that, do not overdo it.
While running around trying to make the holiday as fun as possible for yourself and others, remember the entire idea of the holiday is for you to relax and let go of all the accumulated stress.
Hence, it would be the irony of the year if you get stressed out you should relax. If you find it hard to sleep, consider using a supplement to help you sleep better.
- Prepare food safely
If you’re spending your holidays with your family and friends, you might have a lot of cooking to do. However, do not compromise the safety of your food.
Ensure you wash all your fruits and vegetables properly, cook your foods at the appropriate temperature and quickly refrigerate foods that rot quickly.
- Assign responsibilities.
Instead of taking on all the tasks yourself, you can hire an assistant to help with various things. For example, you could hire an interior designer to help with the decorations. It might cost you some more money, but it would give you enough time to rest and sleep.
If you have kids, that’s even better. You can turn the tasks into a fun activity for the family. You could all decorate the house together and even come up with novel decorations to entertain any guests you might have.
This would create time for you all to bond and at the same time, relieve the stress you would have otherwise shouldered alone.
- Make time for exercise
This might be difficult to do, but you can try to take a short time out of the week to get some exercise done.
It doesn’t have to be gym level of intensity. You could just take a walk occasionally or jog around your neighbourhood. You can even do some light exercises within the confines of your home.
In conclusion, enjoy yourself as much as you can during this holiday season. Even while doing this, you can still stay healthy. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need health advice or recommendations.