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Enjoying Christmas – Guard Your Health

December 4, 2013

255This time of year we all seem to push beyond our ‘normal’ limits. It is important for you to look after yourself. It is easy to abuse your health with parties, rich food, a busy schedule, less time for sleep, dropping or reducing the exercise routine.

Some suggestions include:

Food

It is important to enjoy the festive season; however, be aware of what food you are eating. When not at functions and parties, be conscious of eating really well. Salads, fruit, and vegetables. When you are at functions and parties, try not to go there hungry. Eat something before you go so that you aren’t starving.

Water

Drink plenty of water all the time especially when you are at functions and events where alcohol will be served. Try to have a glass of water between alcoholic drinks.

Exercise

Exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress. As your schedule gets busier with functions and events to attend make sure you still include time for exercise. Exercise releases chemicals in your body that help relieve stress. Exercise is one of those things that will help keep you feeling fit and fresh in a busy time.

Sleep

Don’t neglect your sleep. When we are tired, we are less productive; we can be irritable and less able to cope with stress. Research shows that your emotions will come up and down, and your powers of logic will suffer without sleep. Try to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day or as regularly as possible.

Keep the End in Mind

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get through the Christmas period without gaining weight, being tired, stressed, grouchy or unwell? It is possible; however, it is about being conscious about what you are doing and taking steps to look after yourself.

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