With the busyness of the holiday season and some downtime, we often find ourselves outside of our normal routine. Here are some simple ideas to help you not only make the most of the holiday season but to do so with good health in mind.
Sleep well. The extra time off can be a great opportunity to rest and recharge your mind and body!
Drink lots of water. We may be consuming more alcohol and calorie-rich foods; beyond our daily norm. Keeping well hydrated will help your metabolic function stay on track.
Wash your hands (more). Out and about shopping, gatherings with family and friends, handshakes and holiday kisses can increase your risk of illness. Wash your hands a little more frequently than usual to help prevent the spread of sickness.
Relax, but not too much! Your body is meant to be in motion! While it’s okay to stream Netflix all day, be sure to get up, stretch and move every hour to help prevent muscle and joint stiffness and improve circulation.
Traveling? Pack a few light bags as opposed to one large, heavy one. Your back will thank you!
Moving heavy parcels or even food? Be sure to bend and lift with your knees, not your back. Take your time and be sure of your footing.
Heading out into the winter weather? Wear footwear appropriate for ice and snow to help prevent slip and fall injuries.
We wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!