Holiday Season is upon us, and with it comes busy schedules filled with parties, activities, sugary treats, and delicious food. For many living a healthy lifestyle, managing your health during the holidays can be a source of stress – don’t let it! Here a four health hacks to keep you on track with your health goals, so you can enjoy the holiday season.
Take Short Walks
If the busy holiday season is cramping your schedule, break up your long walk into a few mini – walks throughout the day – morning, noon and night. Brisk walking of 10 min or more throughout the day will get your steps in and burn holiday calories.
Carry Healthy Snacks
Need a tip for fighting off the cookie cravings? Keep your favorite healthy snack in your bag – low carb protein bar, peanut butter crackers, an apple, beef jerky. When you feel that sugar craving come on, pull out your healthy snack instead of reaching for the cookie jar.
Share the Love
Do you feel great – energized, healthy, trim and accomplished because you’ve reach health goals? You should! And, you should share your love and excitement about your new lifestyle with your family and friends. This can help keep you accountable, motivate others to join in, and allow you to brag a bit about your commitment.
Get Your ZZZ’s
Lack of sleep can make it harder to control your blood sugar, and when you’re sleep deprived you tend to eat more, craving high-fat, high-sugar food. Aim for 7 to 8 hours per night to guard against sleepless eating.
How are you planning to stay healthy this holiday season? Share your ideas in the comments below!