The holiday season is upon us and we’d love to share these 5 tips for you to stay healthy and happy during these last few weeks of the year.
Be mindful of what you’re eating
The holidays are meant for deliciously cooked meals. Be mindful of what or how much you’re eating but don’t feel guilty if you overindulged. If you overeat, stick to animal protein. Avoid simple carbs like potatoes, bread, and pasta.
Be mindful of your body temperature
Stay warm! Try your best to bundle up and do not get chilled. Try to avoid cold drinks during this season since the weather is typically cold outside. Drinking cold drinks increases your chance of catching a cold over the holidays.
Get plenty of rest
Between traveling, changing time zones, and different holiday gatherings this one may be challenging to do. Try your best to get plenty of sleep and rest. If you stay up late one night, go to bed early the next night. If you can’t sleep because of the time zone changes, make sure to spend extra time in meditation or choosing a lying down meditation.
Fill Your Heart with Love
No disease can penetrate a loving heart.
Studies show that gratitude improves or enhances your immune system. Engage in activities you love. Spend time with the people you love. Choose a meditation practice such as the Loving Kindness Meditation. Fill your heart with love and gratitude.
Be thankful for your friends and loved ones
They help you more than you know. Being thankful for your friend and loved one also fills your heart with love. “Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular physical examinations,” says University of California Davis psychology professor Robert Emmons.
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Acupuncture & Wellness Center!
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