Holidays is the season of relaxing and having fun but that doesn’t have to mean letting your health go. Here are some tips to stay healthy even while trying to have fun!
1. Seek Chiropractic Care
Holidays season means fun and feast but also means staying late at the office to finish all the work before the holiday and going home to more work because of all the preparations. With all of that, it can be easy to slack off when it comes to your health and wellness! By seeing your chiropractor here in Singapore regularly, you can help to correct any joint restrictions and dysfunctions that may be plaguing you and keep your body in check to make sure you’re in good condition which helps keep you productive. This will also help to support a healthy immune system, which is very important as cold and flu season approaches!
2. Keep The Focus On Fun Not Food
Sure it’s the season of left and right feasting, but don’t just spend all your time eating. It’s also supposed to be some time off from work to catch up with family and friends as well as do some fun activities that you can’t do during your regular daily routine.
3. Modify Your Eating Time To Match Your Relative’s Meal Schedule
Aside from having more food around than usual, do you know why you tend to overeat during holidays? That’s because you end up eating once you’re gathered with your relatives even when you’ve already eaten. To avoid it, try to adjust your eating schedule to when everybody else is also eating.
4. Indulge In Only The Most Special Holiday Treats
With so many food served, it’s tempting to just sample everything and end up eating way too much. If you wanna stick with your usual eating, allow yourself to some treats but only pick those that you don’t usually get on a daily basis.
5. Make The Change
If you usually take a break from your exercises around this season, how about you stick with it for a change? You don’t have to still go to the gym for an hour if that’s your usual. A 30-minute walk every day after dinner should be enough to squeeze some workout in without feeling like not being able to take a break during the holidays.
6. Stock The Fridge With Healthy Meals
If all you have in your fridge are junk foods then you’d have no choice to eat those when you’re hungry. But if you stock the fridge with healthy meals, then that’s what you’d be digging in whether you’re hungry or simply want to snack while doing some holiday preparation.
7. Pour The Gravy And Sauces Lightly
Sauces and gravies are one of the sneaky sources of calories that we tend to indulge in mindlessly. Since there’d be a lot of food that comes with them, try to forgo sauce or gravy entirely. But if you can’t, don’t pour, just spoon small amounts of them to enjoy the taste without overdoing it.
8. Pick Up A Pet Project Over The Holidays
It’s easy to spend your time away from work by lounging around, eating whatever you can get your hands on, and watch TV all day. However, that’s just how you gain a lot of weight after the holidays and return to work feeling weird because you’re aching in weird spots you don’t usually do. To keep the energy up, pick up a project valuable yet small enough to be finished by the time holidays are over. Whether it’s organizing your family photos or simply taking charge of the general cleaning, what’s important is that feeling of accomplishment that you’ll have after instead of feeling slumped from doing nothing.
9. Limit The Booze
You may be celebrating, but that doesn’t mean that you should send your meal plan (and your judgment) on holiday. Alcohol can interfere with your blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose into the bloodstream; it also contains a lot of calories – 89 calories per glass of white wine or champagne, 55 calories in a shot of vodka, and 170 calories in a pint of stout beer. What’s more, alcohol breaks down your inhibitions and judgment, which makes you that much less likely to resist the junk foods that you would otherwise be able to pass up.