Monday 3 December 2018

Simple Holiday Season- Prioritize Your Health

The holiday can be killer on one's health.  There are so many opportunities to indulge in delicious foods that are high in fat and sugar.  We have many events to attend and often push aside exercise and sleep in all the craziness.  This week I am challenging you to make your health a priority.

Try to eat some plant matter.  Fruits and vegetables are so important, especially during cold/flu season!  Enjoy some of your favourite holiday treats, but try to really savour them.  You don't need to overindulge to enjoy the season, especially if you are mindful while eating.  Enjoy the taste and texture and truly appreciate the treat.

The other thing to remember is to move.  Walk, take the stairs and do some morning stretches.  If you have time to hit the gym, great!  If you don't, then try to incorporate more activity into your daily life.  Movement is key to feeling good and we often skip it this time of year.

Last, but certainly not least, get some sleep!  Sleep is so important to our mental health and your body's well-being.  We heal, fight off germs and regenerate while we are sleeping.  I know that it can be difficult but make a reasonable bed time and stick to it.

I encourage you to take care of yourself this season so that you can truly enjoy it!

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