The Christmas season is upon us and with all the excitement and festivity in the air, we might forget to keep our bodies healthy and fit.It is however understandable that this is the time you get invited to parties every other day, with all types of food and drinks at your disposal.
While you are busy indulging in all these delicious foods and drinks, you might overlook the amount of calories and cholesterol your body is accumulating.
If you do not mind your dietary and exercise habits, you might get to new year and have to clear your wardrobe because the clothes no longer fit you due to the amount of kilograms you added during the festive season.
It is important to keep watching what you put in to your body whether or not it is the festive season.
Below are some useful tips to help you stay healthy and keep fit during the holiday season.
1.Always keep moving and exercise.
From students, to employees on leave or entrepreneurs taking a break, the holidays are when people relax at home and find themselves sitting for long hours on end.
Sitting for long is harmful to your back and to your neck. It is important to get up and walk around for a while, and for those who have skipping ropes, skip for a while.
Do not sit from morning to evening only getting up when you need to get food. Keep your body moving.
2.Eat wisely at a buffet.
Most festive season parties come with a scrumptious buffet that can leave you serving everything and ending up with a plate that forms a mole hill.
It might be difficult to control yourself but you have to keep in mind that self control is a virtue and watching portions will keep your body looking good.
One small trick that you can use is serving fruits and vegetables first. This way, you will get full on the veggies, meaning you will have less carbohydrates. Also choose the food that you serve wisely. Avoid foods that are high in cholesterol and serve the vitamins and protein rich food.
Keep drinking water, and drink lots of it. The importance of drinking water can not be emphasized enough.
Water is essential for cells to function properly, regulates body temperature and considering the amount of food you might end up consuming, you need water to aid in digestion.
Keeping your body hydrated is also good for your skin. You do not want to enter the new years with rashes and blemishes on your skin.
4.Strive to eat healthy.
Being a festive season, people over indulge in junk foods and alcohol. You need to realize that the holidays will not last forever and if you over indulge in unhealthy foods, you are putting your health at risk while gaining weight.
Losing the weight you gain will take you weeks or even months. Eat the junk foods and drink alcohol or beverages in moderation. Embrace healthy foods and start the new year with a healthy and fit body.
5.Get some sleep.
Being the festive season, many people stay out late at parties, stay up late watching TV and end up having very little sleep.
Sleep plays a very important role in healthy brain function and emotional well being as well as your physical health. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change.
Lack of sleep can also impact on your moods negatively and nobody wants a grumpy person at a Christmas gathering. Get adequate sleep!
Being a festive season, you are expected to get together with family and friends, have a good time over a meal and drinks. You need to keep in mind that your body health comes first and you constantly need to take care of it. Have fun but take everything in moderation.