The holidays are right around the corner. It’s a busy time, and in the rush we often neglect to take care of ourselves. We can get tired, stressed, and not take the time to eat right – this can cause our health to fall by the wayside. Here are some simple tips for healthy holidays for you and your family — and a bit of fun too!
Look for Natural, Budget-Friendly Solutions
You can help your energy and immunity by getting enough sleep – 6 to 8 hours a night - and exercise every day. Also, look for natural remedies and herbs to stay well; they are often less expensive.
An herb example is Ricola for colds and seasonal allergies. The company has a new Dual Action product that provides naturally effective relief for both soothing sore throat pain and calming coughs in one drop. With this 2-for-1, you can also save money! And the company will send you a care package if you “like” Ricola on Facebook or follow RicolaUSA on Twitter.
Take the Time to Read Nutritional Labels
Even though we’re all busy during the holiday, still take time to read nutritional labels to find foods that have lots of nutrition for your dollar.
Take a common food: eggs. Some eggs actually have more nutrition and ship sooner to stores, but you have to read the label to know which brand offers these benefits. Eggland’s Best eggs is an example — it has two times more Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 10 times more Vitamin E, 25% less cholesterol, and ships with 72 hours of laying.
Keep Off the Holiday Pounds Using A Common-Sense Approach
To help you keep off the pounds this holiday season, here’s two tips –
First, pay attention to the drinks. We all know to avoid fatty foods but liquids have calories too. A five-ounce glass of wine has 150 calories – a bottle of soda, over 200 calories. So stick to low-calorie, non-alcoholic beverages whenever possible.
An eco-friendly solution for sparkling water lovers is SodaStream – a home soda maker. For as little as 25 cents per can, you get a healthier drink with all-natural and zero-calorie flavors. Plus, you have no bottle waste. And it uses no electricity – because it’s powered by a re-usable CO2 container.
Second, look for easy reminders. Remember, you’re in control of your weight and health if you have a sensible eating and fitness plan.
One useful tool is iHealth’s digital scale. It’s an easy-to-read digital scale with a free iTunes app that tests, tracks, graphs, and shares weight loss and gain. You get instant info that shows how your weight changes with fitness and diet. I like the positive reinforcement – something we all need during the holidays!
Terra Wellington is working on behalf of the companies mentioned to bring you these tips.