Here are our top tips for a healthier festive season;
Get off your butt!
We know Christmas is a time for chilling out and watching your favourite Christmas TV but try not to veg out all day! You could go for a nice healthy walk, maybe after your Christmas dinner to help digestion and get some fresh air!
Have the kids asked Father Christmas for a bike this year? It’s the perfect excuse to try out the new kit and head out on their bikes for some exercise for the whole family.
Go Easy On The Booze
Meeting up with friends and family over Christmas, plus the extra little tipples ate home, can quickly mount up!
Try and keep a tab on how much booze you’re actually putting away and try and mix in some water between drinks. I like offering to be the designated driver for some meet ups, so you can’t be tempted to drink and have a whole night off the booze!
Don’t Give Yourself A Christmas Stuffing!
Give your stomach a break on Christmas Day by eating a normal sized portion of Christmas dinner and then have a 20 minute break before going in for Christmas pud. This gives your stomach the time it needs to tell your brain if you’re full and will reduce the chance of nasty heartburn or indigestion.
Keep your germs to yourself
Colds, flu and Covid are rife at this time of year, partly because of travel around the country to see loved ones. This exposes ourselves, and others, to different viruses. Minimise your risks by eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep and reduced alcohol intake also helps to aid a health immune system and fight off any viruses.
- Don’t stress out
Shopping, cooking, wrapping, cleaning and an endless to do list can be overwhelming. Try to keep a level head and remember, if you overcook the sprouts, it’s not the end of the world! Ask for help from a partner, family member or friend, if you’re having a Christmas get together – don’t try and do it all by yourself.
We all love a bit of a treat at Christmas, so enjoy yourself and most importantly have fun over the festive season.