By: Christy Jeffery
We are smack dab in the middle of the Holiday season right now and for most people this is the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are some simple tips to keep you healthy this holiday season:
Majority of you reading this probably have some additional hours off work over the holiday. Use these hours to catch up on your ZzZzZz’s. Sleep in an extra hour, your body could use it
If you’re running around shopping, and from event to event, make sure you take a water bottle or two. It’s really easy to head out to the mall, shops for gifts, and then 4 hours later realize you haven’t had anything to drink.
We are all human, we get it that it’s hard to get to the gym when it’s the holidays and kids are off school, you need to be here and then there, etc. But that doesn’t mean you need to skip your workout. Get in a quick workout at home, say 100 Burpees for Time, or a 1 Mile Run. Something simple will help keep you on track, and help your mind in the right place when it comes to indulgence.
4. Wash Your Hands.
This sounds so childish, but if you’re out in public and you’re grabbing merchandise that 100 other hands have touched, or sitting at tables where who knows what has happened, it’s better to be cautious.
5. Food & Drink.
This is probably the hardest obstacle to overcome for most. Everyone is making holiday cookies and parties are in surplus. It’s okay to indulge a little, but try to limit yourself each day. Take for example, if you’re meeting friends for a holiday party one evening, make sure you eat a good breakfast, and your normal lunch, that way you don’t feel guilty about any evening choices.
Yeah, I put that one again. If you’re doing CrossFit at all, that means you are health conscious, so limit your drinking. Every night is excessive. And check labels, some holiday drinks are loaded with WAY more calories than you probably thought.
Take Vitamin C a couple times a day and stay on top of your normal vitamin intake of Fish Oil, Vitamin D, B and Magnesium.
- Sauté some Kale & Cherry Tomatoes.
- Mix in 2-3 Scrambled Eggs, and melt in some Pepper Jack Cheese
- Add a side of Bacon & Fruit
We hope everyone stays healthy over the holiday season. Remember the most important prevention tool is make sure that you are taking care of yourself, that starts with sleep, and then your food. If you’re doing these 6 things above you are setting yourself up for a healthy holiday!