Suddenly, Halloween is over and you start seeing Christmas and thanksgiving decorations out at stores. The season always seems to come and go in the blink of an eye. During this time, we get busier than ever– thinking about gifts, getting together, traveling, and more. Have you ever sat down and considered How To Remain Healthy During The Holiday Season?
Sometimes our health gets put on the back-burner as we are worried about so many other things. It can be easy to lose focus of what our goals or priorities are. Yet, if you do little things to keep you on track with your usual routines and self-care it will make you feel so much more at ease. Read more to find some easy ways to stick to both your mental and physical health.
How To Remain Healthy During The Holiday Season
Make Time For Self Care
What better season for taking a hot bath with some essential oils or bath salts than the fall and winter. You can also add in a scented candle for even more relaxation. With so much time spent being busy, it can be a challenge to get some relaxation time to yourself.
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Spending some extra couple minutes to pamper yourself is more than necessary this time of year. Whatever helps you relax the best whether that be a face mask, candles, a book, or a romcom.
Keep Up With The Habits That Work
It can be easy to indulge in the goodies of the holiday season like pumpkin pie or chocolate chip cookies. However, putting off the habits that keep you going will have a negative effect on your overall well-being. For example, if you’re someone who works out 4-5 days a week and you stop doing that, you are going to feel off.
Come January, when the holidays are over you will regret not keeping up with the things that keep you healthy. Not only that but the little habits such as making your bed, going on walks, and meditating can become more difficult during this season. As it gets colder, those little things can get brushed off.
Split The Family Obligations
The holidays call for more family time, which means more cooking and– of course– obligations. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannakuh, and New Years are all such fun times of celebration. However, make sure that all the work doesn’t fall on one person in the family.
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If you are hosting the Thanksgiving dinner this year, offer to cook a couple of the items, meanwhile the others can be responsible for Turkey or cleanup. If you are the one cooking the pie, it can already be a task to ensure it caters to everyone’s needs. For example, someone in your family is gluten free or hates pumpkin pie.
So you understand you’ll need to buy some gluten free pie crust and make an apple pie. It requires time and work to please all of your loved ones so remember to split the duties!
Wash Your Hands And Cover Up
Hate to say it, but the colder it gets the more illnesses spread. Remember to wash your hands and cover your cough. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to protect yourself and others.
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Getting your necessary shots and eating healthy is crucial to remaining healthy for all the events that come with the season. Not only that, but if you are someone who is traveling frequently to visit family or friends, it is even harder for your body to adjust to changing time zones and airplanes.
Therefore, you should make taking care of yourself the highest priority.
Get Your Vitamin D
Depending on where you are in the world, you may be facing lots of rain and snow. In fact, many Americans are already deficient in vitamin D, and then during the winter months it gets even worse.
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To keep your levels high, go outside when it is sunny and soak up at least 20 minutes of sun. Otherwise, there are vitamin D supplements you can take to compensate for the lack of it during the winter. The best kind to take is vitamin D3 which is the form your body can process.
It’s no shame to being proactive about your health!