Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to Stay Healthy Even During the Holidays

Isn’t it tempting to eat everything in sight during the holidays? Even though the cold temps and delicious food may be making you believe that it’s okay to eat extra foods during the winter, this doesn’t mean you should do it. Not only could you develop high blood pressure, but pack on pounds as well! Eat holiday meals and all of the delicious snacks in moderation and stay healthy all year long, including during the holidays. Not only does your body depend on it, but it will help you maintain self control when it’s hard to do so.

One way to stay healthy is to take q10 and other vitamins, which will provide your body with the proper nutrients it needs during the holidays and other months as well. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin C which will give you extra energy during the winter time and take iron if you’re deficient in iron or are prone to bruising. In general taking a multi-vitamin will help improve your health and keep you accountable to keeping your health great during the winter.

Of course even though it is cold outside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise. It’s tempting to stay indoors without exercising or going on walks. However, you don’t have to go outside if it is snowing – instead head to the gym or exercise at home. There are many alternatives to exercising outdoors such as using an exercising video or driving to the nearby gym. Don’t let your health suffer just because you’re cold and not interested in leaving your cozy and comfy surroundings at home.

Last, but certainly not least, if you’re prone to overeating set limitations and have a family member keep you accountable. Another idea is to prepare a meal that’s healthy and not that fattening, such as preparing turkey with beans and other vegetables. Perhaps it’s important to skip the pumpkin pie instead of indulging, especially if your health is already suffering. Take care of yourself during the holidays and don’t make excuses – you’re one step away from maintaining your health while enjoying Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One. She’s tempted to eat everything delicious during the holidays but knows that her health is more important!

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