Thriving through the holidays

The holidays are packed with family, friends, great food, and great memories, but they aren’t always compatible with a healthy lifestyle. When the holiday season rolls around, it’s easy to get a little lax on the healthy eating and exercise habits that we typically maintain.

Taken together, all those festive parties plus the stress the holidays can bring can mean that our overall well-being takes a hit. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few simple tricks to help you thrive throughout the holidays.

1) Choose your battles

Plan what parties you need to go to and learn to say NO to excess parties and going out. Saying no means you’re saying yes to your goals.  If you are invited to a party, ask what you can bring… and make it healthy! Have a healthy snack before you arrive at the party so that you can be more focused on fully enjoying your time with friends, family and colleagues.

2) Stick to a routine

People can feel stressed when they are off their regular routine. During the holidays, try to stick to a regular workout routine and plan it in your schedule. Just keep moving!  A body in motion stays in motion.

Irregular sleep schedules can lead to poor sleep quality, fatigue, poor eating habits and daytime sleepiness that can take time to reverse. Avoid this by going to bed and waking up as close to the same time as you usually do.

3) Take time for yourself

Go for a walk, meditate once a day, or offer to go to the store for a few minutes of quiet time. Even extroverts need time to recharge.

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season and a 2020 full of health and abundance in all that you desire!

Jessica and Bruno

 

From the same authors: A strong immune system before and during winter (Click the image below)

 

Jessica Humphries Bruno Saint-Hilaire72 Posts

Jessica Humphries est entraîneuse certifiée, coach santé et conceptrice de programmes d’entraînement physique en plein air offerts à longueur d’année. Diplômée de l’Université McGill, elle détient un baccalauréat en éducation physique et kinésiologie. - Bruno Saint-Hilaire est un professionnel de la santé qui a fait ses études universitaires en médecine sportive et nutritionnelle et administration des affaires. Ce qui le passionne depuis plus de 20 ans est d'accompagner sa clientèle très variée (enfants, adolescents et adultes) vers l'optimisation de leur santé afin de les aider à vivre au quotidien avec plus d'énergie et de vitalité. / Jessica Humphries is a certified natural trainer in functional fitness, yoga instructor, healthy lifestyle coach and the designer of year-round nature fitness training programs. She graduated from McGill University with a BEd in physical education and kinesiology. - Bruno Saint-Hilaire is a health professional who completed his university studies in sports and nutritional medicine and business administration. For more than 20 years his passion has been to accompany his wide range of clients (children, teens and adults) in the optimization of their health to help them live their daily lives with more energy and vitality. enerj.ca

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