Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Healthy Holidays Tips

This month there are many things we have to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New year. So many holidays and celebration and if there is a celebration we all know there always be food, lots of food, and sometimes we can't help it but to taste and eat all of it even if were on a diet, sometimes we even talk to ourselves saying "Oh my what about my diet" who doesn't love to eat right? especially when everybody is enjoying eating and having fun. But of course sometimes we tend to forget our diet, counting calories, food portions. etc. I'm sometimes guilty of this too.

Here are some tips that hope to help you lose some holiday weight gain:
  • Moderate Sugar Christmas Consumption = Like cake, ice cream, chocolates, etc.Too much sugar lowers our immune system's ability to keep us healthy. Having just one small treat a day, and Santa (he might) agrees. Mom's preparing the food can re-think their menus and find ways to include more seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Beware of too much Cola or sweet drinks = Beverages specially soft drink are a big part of holiday celebrations, but limit sugary drinks to special treats. If your really thirsty drink plain water, or herbal teas. This holiday season Tea is in and Soda is out.
  • Take the gift of Vitamins = Start your day the Santa way, with an all-natural, dye- and preservative-free daily multivitamin to get all the essential nutrients you may not get through diet alone.
  • Have a Natural Holiday = Some of us understand the healing power of nature and how remedies from plants can boost our immune system. Look for plant-based natural remedies with a proven track record for safety, effectiveness, and no harmful side effects.
  • Holiday is no excuse for Exercise = Exercise have a great role to our immune system. Go out and run and loose those holiday fats. Fresh air is great too.
  • Stay Relax = Stay calm always, relaxation means three words " peace of mind"
  • Moisturize the Air in Your Home = Run a vaporizer or humidifier in your room at night, or take a steamy shower. Santa will appreciate the nice moist air when he stops by with his big bag of gifts.
  • Get a Holiday Rest = As the days get shorter and the nights longer, we all need more sleep. Children, should aim for at least 8 to 10 hours of quality sleep each night. Santa sees you when you're sleeping, and knows when you're awake... ;)
  • Practice Healthy Holiday Habits. The holidays are a time for sharing, but not the things we use everyday in our home like cups, plates, silverware, food or drinks. We should wipe down surfaces of plates, cups often and plenty of hand sanitizers and wipes. Remember the key to a healthy body is by washing our hands first.
This holiday season maybe taste and eat what you like but all in moderation, don't over eat. Happy Holidays Everyone!


Robin said...

Hi Ish,

I really enjoyed your Healthy Holidays Tips. Everybody should take their daily multivitamin. I could use some more sleep. Kids are on holiday break and a peace of mind would be great. lol

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :-)

shaine said...

Good and interesting Health tips.

Merry Christmas!

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, the warmth of Christmas grant you love.

momgen said...

Merry Christmas...

Sandee said...

Excellent advice here. I follow a very healthy diet which include daily exercise. I've not gained a pound during this holiday. I just don't indulge in sweets and other unhealthy foods.

You and yours have a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. :)

Stacie said...

Hope you have Healthy Happy Holidays!

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for the holiday health tips! It's an important reminder.

We hope you and your family has very Happy Holidays!

rafi said...

wow is greats tip for long holiday, happy holiday too for u and ur family.....see u

Evan's Mom said...

Nice tips.
Merry Christmas!

The Fitness Diva said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, Ish!

Much prosperity in the coming New Year! ;)

John @ Family, Fitness and Finances said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Joy-Anne said...

hi ish! thanks for these helpful tips....i'd better apply these now! thanks for your holiday greetings!
and have a truly happy and blessed christmas!

Silvergirl said...

Merry christmas Ish,
Gosh christmas makes me eating LOL.. Now I'm trying to watch out what i eat..U cant really say No to a friend when they will invite u for a pary..

Todd said...

Great advice. It is such a temptation this time of year. Even being on high alert, I think I still gained a couple pounds this Christmas.

Monica said...

Hi Ish! thanks for sharing these helpful tips but it's always difficult for me to resist the temptation from tasty foods :-P

I hope you had a great Christmas! ;)

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