How You Can Get Through The Holidays Pain Free
The holiday season can be pretty stressful. This can lead to body aches and pains. You host visitors, travel to see family, try to get all the presents for your loved ones and, usually, eat way too much and sometimes unhealthy food. This is a recipe for a stressful time. While you are running around trying to get everything done you may forget to take care of your health. We have some tips on what you can do to enjoy a pain and stress free holiday season.
What You Can Do
Try to plan your activities to avoid overloading yourself. Try not to do everything last minute. Delegate tasks, your family can help you out with activities that might be too demanding for you. Also, make sure to plan for breaks and most importantly time for yourself, including time for exercising.
Doing your stretches and/or Yoga or Pilates exercises regularly, even during this stressful time of year, will do wonders for your physical and mental health. Strengthening your body will allow you to enjoy fun activities and even shopping with your family and friends.
Maintaining healthy eating habits can be difficult during this time a year, but they are essential to keep you well. Try to maintain your current weight by eating smaller portions and making healthy food choices. Cut down on the pies and cakes and try to eat more salads. Also, keep in mind that Alcohol is a depressant which can actually intensify pain. Moderation is key to success with the right eating habits.