Don’t just throw away all your healthy eating habits simply because you’re likely to cheat a little during the holiday season! Before attending a party or other event where there will be high sugar, high calorie foods served, eat a healthy snack, including a protein and some veggies. This will help you not eat so much of those festive, holiday dishes.
Even though the holiday season and end-of-year projects will greatly impact your time management, don’t sacrifice exercise. While you may not be able to keep up your full workout routine, try to do a few 10-15 minute full body workouts each day. This is a great time to utilize that exercise app on your phone. It will help to relieve stress and maintain your body, mind, spirit - and sanity - for all the busyness!
Did you know that surges in blood sugar can lead to increased deposits of belly fat? We want to avoid that at all costs! Studies show that a quick 6-minutes of intense movement before a big meal is a great way to improve blood sugar control. Take a fast, robust jog around the block, or set a timer for just 6 minutes and run up and down stairs, do squats, jumping jacks, vigorous dancing, or maybe even a family race!
Enjoy that traditional family celebration – without over-indulging.
10-30 minutes of activity can reduce blood glucose by about 12%. It also helps with digestion and increases blood circulation, both of which can help support a healthy body weight.
Neither your body nor your mind can perform at peak efficiency without enough sleep. Stress and fatigue can lead to short tempers and less tolerance of others. At a time for joy, happiness, and celebration, keep yourself full of holiday cheer by being rested and prepared. It’s also easier to make wise choices, from food and alcohol if you are not fatigued.