Healthy Living During the Holidays

December 1, 2016

 

During the holiday season healthy eating habits often go out the window. We tend to indulge a little too much (…or a lot). We eat those office chocolates with abandon, take that second (or maybe third) helping, and will likely have one-too-many yuletide cocktails – we all do it. The problem is, most people don’t think about just how detrimental these behaviours can be to our health.  Do yourself a favour this year and try following these healthy tips over the holiday season. Your body will thank you!

  • Before going to a party or family function, try eating a small portion of something healthy before you leave home.  At the party, try fill up on vegetables and healthier choices before heading to tasty sugar laden foods.

  • Avoid skipping meals. Starving yourself before a get-together increases the odds that you'll overeat once you get there.

  • If the holiday party is at your house, try sending the leftovers (especially the desserts) home with your guests.

  • Stay hydrated. Many of the beverages we drink actually dehydrate our bodies (i.e. alcohol, coffee, and mulled wine). Be sure to drink at least 2 litres of water per day to keep your body working efficiently.

  • Take your kids on winter outings. Ice skating and tobogganing are fun choices that also burns calories. Spending the day trekking a sled up the hill is a great workout!

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