The holiday season is not generally associated with looking after your body. Generally, it is known for over indulgence, pushing yourself to the limit and doing things you wouldn't do normally. None of those things are particularly good for your body.
So here are our top 3 tips for having healthy holidays for your body...
The best way to keep your body healthy is to eat well and get regular exercise. Over Christmas, eating well is pretty much out of the question. So instead, we recommend getting active instead.
Just some gentle exercise will do the job, so take a walk on the beach, explore the streets of your holiday destination, run about with the kids, or get swimming in the sunshine. It will keep your muscles moving, the endorphin's flowing and contribute to healthy holidays.
Bonus tip: Moving aids digestion, so you could head out for a wee walk after Christmas lunch.
You know how it sounds like a fantastic idea to do a back-flip off the trampoline into the pool on Christmas Day after a few drinks? Just so you know, that is not such a fantastic idea. There is a higher than normal chance that injury will occur... Just saying.
That also goes for any crazy adventure activities when you are away on your holidays. Don't ruin your whole holiday with one bad decision to do something crazy. Be sensible this holiday season to avoid unnecessary injury!
Being sensible also means going easy on the booze and treats. By all means enjoy some, but try not to go over the top all holiday long.
Tis the season to be jolly, not stressed. Well theoretically anyway. In reality, the pressure of shopping, cooking, cleaning, visitors, and spending the whole day with your in-laws can start to eat away at you.
Instead of trying to take everything on yourself, delegate tasks out to the rest of your family to spread the load. Also, let the little things go. Ignore judgmental comments from extended family members - who really cares if there is mess on the floor if you are all enjoying each other's company?
Come next year, no one will remember what you cooked, who wore what, or what the house looked like. But they will remember the happy family memories you create!
Christmas is a time of great fun, but it is not necessarily a healthy time of year. Minimize the damage to your body by using these three tips for healthy holidays. And hey, you can always rejuvenate with a massage in the new year!
Susy Egneus -
Founder of Bodyworkz, sharing thoughts, facts and ideas about living a stress free life, and what mobile chair massage is all about!