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Tips for Healthier Holidays

Posted by Living Well Team on Dec 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

holiday_eating.jpgWhile holiday cards might encourage you to "Eat, drink and be merry," the typical holiday season might be described as "Eat, sit and be harried." Here are a few ways to ensure your health habits don't take a tumble this season.

Instead of:
Bingeing on high-calorie foods at holiday parties and get-togethers

Celebrate this way:
Make your own lighter versions of seasonal treats and plan for a few splurges on your favorites so you won't feel deprived.

Instead of:
Using your busy holiday schedule as an excuse for not exercising

Celebrate this way:
Get active with your family and friends by taking a walk, getting guest passes to the gym or organizing a game of touch football.

Instead of:
Letting your in-laws get you flustered, spending too much money or worrying about creating a picture-perfect holiday

Celebrate this way:
Focus on what really matters. Try a simplified holiday season that makes people, not stuff, a priority. It will help you relax and be thankful for what you have.

“Keep in mind, as with most things, moderation is the key to a healthy holiday season,” says Ricca Callis, a personal wellness coach with Beaufort Memorial’s LifeFit Wellness Center. “Work to get enough sleep each night and keep stress at bay by taking time—at least brief moments—for yourself.”

Brush up on healthy holiday eating tips or keep moving with a LifeFit membership.

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