Keeping your Livingston Manor, NY holiday happy & healthy!
For many (if not all) of us, the holiday period is a time of overindulging in food, drink, and spending. After all, ‘tis the season to be merry, is it not? It comes at no surprise that many people’s health declines and their waistband expands during this time, too.
Fortunately, this can be avoided with implementing some boundaries and shifting your focus. Use these steps to stay healthy over the holidays without sacrificing fun (yes, it CAN be done!).
- Focus on fun, not food
There’s no denying that the holidays are associated with certain foods. Christmas may not be quite the same without two helpings of sweet potato casserole, so throw yourself into other rituals that holidays bring! From caroling to tree trimming, there’s plenty to enjoy!
- Cut your own Christmas tree
Don’t opt for a roadside lot where Christmas trees have been drying out for weeks! Visit a tree farm that allows you to cut your own. You’ll burn off calories and will bring back a fond holiday memory to look back on!
- Only have the most special holiday treats
Treat yourself to one serving of your favorite Christmas foods! Whether it be Christmas pudding, Yule log cake, or divine homemade cookies, it’s your choice, but limit the intake!
- Don’t skip those exercise sessions
Especially with the nights drawing in and the weather turning cold, it’s easy to curl up on the couch rather than hit the pavement running. However, don’t be tempted! Your workout will keep you trim while you enjoy the turkey trimmings!
- Fill the fridge with healthy meals!
Everyone tends to be much busier over the holidays. Prepare now and stock your fridge with cooked meals that are nutritious and aren’t calorie-loaded.
- Toast the new year with one glass of bubbly
Steer clear of alcohol during holiday parties. It interferes with your blood sugar and loads on the calories. Instead, stick to one celebratory glass!
The holidays are truly a wonderful time of year! However, don’t compromise your health with too much good food and rich drinks. Before the festivities begin, review your health insurance coverage. Contact The Misner Agency for your all of your insurance needs! We operate in Bloomingburg, Livingston Manor, Westtown, and Woodbourne areas of New York.