Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday.
It goes without saying that keeping yourself and your family healthy through the holiday season can be a challenge. When you combine chillier temps, housebound days, year-end deadlines and pre-holiday preparation, it can all get a little overwhelming. At Howard Hanna Insurance Services, we wish for you a happy and abundantly healthy holiday season, so here are a few tips to help you stay well and enjoy!
Boost your immune system. Flu shots seem to be available at practically every drug store or pharmacy. Discuss with your doctor the pros and cons of flu shots for yourself and your family.
Get some zzz’s. The holiday hustle and bustle can interfere with normal sleep patterns, yet sleep is essential to health and healing. Prioritize getting enough sleep – or taking a quick nap – despite your busy schedule.
Fill the fridge. It’s easy to allow your pantry to start looking like a sweet shop as the holidays near. Take care to stock your refrigerator and cabinets with healthy snacks and ingredients for balanced meals. Think fruit, nuts, lower-calorie snacks, veggies and lean proteins.
Get real. Emotional health is important, too, so be realistic about what can be expected through the season. Be sure to schedule some down time for yourself and don’t feel obligated to make an appearance at every event.
Keep moving. Despite the many holiday temptations to just relax, don’t give in to being a couch potato. Get to the gym or yoga studio, go for a walk around the neighborhood, jump on the treadmill or dance. The important thing is to just move!
From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!