Happy Hump Day! I cannot believe we are already in the thick of the holiday season. With the holidays comes a much busier schedule with potential for more stress and unhealthy eating. Before everything really ramps up, let’s look at 5 ways to stay healthy over the holidays. Let’s all try and be better about being mindful of our health this year, so we can enter the new year refreshed rather than burned out. Plus, how cute is this sport collection from Tuckernuck!
5 Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays
1. Stay Active
Ok, I know this seems obvious, but it is really true. At the bare minimum, move your body every day for at least 30 minutes. No time for that? Create little 10 min workout breaks throughout your day. And let’s be real, the main way to stay healthy is not just a workout at the gym, but all of the movement you do in between a workout. Whether it be stretching while watching TV, cleaning the house, dancing in the kitchen, it’s all keeping you healthy and fit. One of the easiest ways that I incorporate daily movement is to just get outside and walk. The fresh air and vitamin D completely change my mood. If you need motivation, invest in a cute workout look, like the one I’m wearing above. I wear a size M in these hydrangea high-rise compression leggings, sports bra, and funnel pullover from the TNuck Sport Collection. Shop more workout looks HERE.
2. Maintain a Healthy Diet
The other thing to keep in mind is “you are what you eat.” It can become so hard during the holidays to maintain a healthy diet. We all want to indulge in the rich food, sweets and alcohol, but it’s not an everyday healthy diet. I still abide by my Keto lifestyle as much as possible during the holidays and it really helps. If you spend your entire week eating healthy and indulge a bit at the parties, you will still stay fit and healthy. Also, don’t forget to drink water!!! Hydration is key to health. Drink a glass of water between every drink you have this holiday season and you will see a difference.
3. Practice Self-Care
This is one of the most important ways to stay healthy over the holidays. I wish I could tell you exactly what you need to do, but it is different for each person. Whether it be reading a book, taking a bath with bath salts, doing a face mask, mediation, journaling; it is all so beneficial for your emotional and mental health. We all need time to relax and breathe between all of our commitments.
4. Learn to Say No
I know this is hard for some of us, but the art of saying no will save you a lot of stress and keep you healthy! When you over-commit, you can’t even enjoy anything you’re doing. Learn to say yes to the things that are worth your time and no to the rest. You will have a much more enjoyable and healthy holiday!
5. Take Your Vitamins
Whether you take vitamin supplements or eat vitamin-rich food, you need your daily intake of vitamins to stay healthy. I take a variety of vitamins and supplements to keep me healthy and to maintain my weight, especially during the holidays. Read about all of the vitamins and supplements that I take to maintain a healthy lifestyle HERE.
Another way to reduce my stress this year is to do my holiday shopping early. Be sure and utilize all of my holiday gift guides to help you shop HERE. What are you doing to stay healthy during November and December? I’ve rounded up a few items below that might help.
xoxo – Tanya
photo: Audrie Dollins
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