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3 more ‘Do’s’ for a happy, healthy holiday!

Posted by Emily on 7th October 2014 at 10:58pm
  1. Drink lots of water. We should be getting in 6-8 glasses of water per day. Make sure that you stick to this during the holiday season, even though you may not be in your usual routine. Often when we think that we are hungry and we start nibbling on something, we are actually thirsty. So, make sure that you stay well hydrated. If you are drinking alcohol, you need to especially ensure that you drink enough water, as alcohol is a dehydrating agent.

  2. Be active. Many people complain that they don’t have time to exercise. The holidays are a great opportunity for you to focus on being more active. The summer holidays are especially nice for being active as it is light until later in the evenings, it is easier to wake up in the mornings, and the weather is usually great for some outdoor activity. Go for walks, hikes, swims, and be as active as you can be. Don’t see exercise as a punishment. Rather find a form of exercise that you enjoy, and then engage in it regularly.

  3. Focus on fibre. High fibre foods have a high volume and are satisfying, but they are lower in calories, which makes them helpful in maintaining a healthy weight. Include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains throughout your day.