Give Yourself the Gift of Wellness

December 7, 2017
Give Yourself the Gift of Wellness

Remember these helpful ways for you and your loved ones to stay healthy through the holidays — and beyond!

Take precautions to avoid sickness:

  • Get a flu shot
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Manage your stress:

  • Eat a well-balanced diet and stay active
  • Exercise to reduce fatigue and improve alertness
  • Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night
  • Relax and spend time with friends and loved ones

Don’t splurge at holiday parties:

  • Use a smaller plate to control portions and calories
  • Focus on fruits and veggies and have a moderate portion of a protein-rich food
  • Don’t be afraid to bring a healthy dish to share
  • Eat slowly so you don’t get too full
  • Avoid or limit alcohol
  • If you have alcohol, have it with food
  • Focus on the people and conversations more than the food 

Look for gift ideas that encourage a healthy lifestyle:

  • Kitchen tools for chopping or steaming vegetables
  • Hot-air popcorn popper for snacks without oil or butter
  • Running shoes or fitness clothing
  • Studio time for yoga, pilates or karate