It is the eve of Christmas, and you are probably already anticipating how much stuff you are going to eat or the places you will go. That’s awesome. However, this is the season a lot of people fall sick or catch the flu. Why? Because people get carried away by the festivities and forget to take care of themselves.
People tend to focus more on the fun they will have on Christmas day rather than the effect it will have on their health the days after Christmas. How about having fun and still focusing on your health.
Here are ways you can have a healthy Christmas.
1. Wash hands often to prevent the spread of germs
Christmas is a season where flu is quite dominant. You would probably have visitors over or go out to have some fun. You never really know what germs are flying around you that could make you sick. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds to keep these germs at bay.
2. Eat lots of fruits
It is important to consume vitamins and minerals, even while going for your “parté after parté”, to help you maintain good health. It may not seem like something to remember to put on the Christmas menu, but just give it a try. You can make a smoothie with different fruits as part of your menu.
3. Drink less booze
Drinking alcohol with friends at a party can seem really cool until you wake up the next morning with a nagging migraine, feeling slow throughout the day. You definitely don’t want to feel like this after Christmas. How about you drink and have fun but not too much. A glass, maybe two and dance more instead of drinking more. If you do need to drink, also drink water alongside the alcoholic drink so keep you hydrated and prevent the hangovers we hate so much.
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4. Drink lots of water
Staying hydrated is the key to maintaining a healthy Christmas. Drinking water could also help you prevent mistaking thirst for hunger. This period is definitely the period of excess food. Instead of overeating till you feel bloated, drink water to help you regulate how much you eat. You don’t want to spend the night of Christmas inside the toilet purging and wishing you hadn’t, do you?
5. Do not sit in one place
There will surely be excess calories in your diet this season. Perhaps a voice in your head will encourage you to have “just one more serving”. That’s a very hard thing to say no to right? However, sitting in one spot for too long will definitely worsen the effect of those calories you want to consume. Take walks, dance, and burn those calories as fast as you take them.
6. Try not to stress yourself
For some, Christmas is usually the most stressful time of the year. Try to get a soothing massage, do some yoga or run a bath for yourself to ease stress. Trust us, nothing does it better than entering a warm bath that soothes every muscle in your body. Also, get as much sleep as you can. Being sleep deprived is a sure way to not have a healthy Christmas. Try as much as possible to et enough rest and sleep as possible.
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