Holiday Stress

With Christmas right around the corner, stress levels tend to increase. While trying to finish all your holiday shopping and preparing food for the big day, stress is inevitable. Being on the go 24/7 your immune system will start to slow down. Even though this is a busy time, it's important to take care of yourself. 

Make sure to still be getting 30 minutes of exercise each day. This one might be easy especially if you are out and about doing stuff. The best way to get some physical activity is going for a walk. The holiday's usually mean yummy, fattening foods. If you are going to a party, try to eat a healthy snack before you leave so you aren't as tempted when you get there. If you do find yourself eating those unhealthy items, keep your portion sizes smaller. You could even make something healthy and bring it to the party. Just watch your sugar intake this season! Also, if you know you are going to be eating a lot for dinner try to have a light lunch. Don't skip meals just so you can save room. Have a little something before hand, this way, you won't overeat.

If you are feeling stressed, take a break. I know there is a lot to do and there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day but it will all work out. It usually does, right? :) Enjoy this time with your family!


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