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December 1, 2017

How to Beat Holiday Stress

Is holiday stress taking its toll?

It is possible to survive the holidays without that crazy, frantic feeling, and it starts with taking care of yourself.

Eat Mini Meals

Be sure and keep up your energy level by eating several small meals or snacks throughout the day instead of a few big ones. Keep your calorie intake the same, so you can keep weight gain at bay.

In addition, be sure and stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle nearby at all times.

Exercise

This is one of the best ways to reduce your stress, but it can be hard to fit in a 45-minute workout during the busy holiday season.

Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a workout, but do try and get back on track. In  fact, it might be easier to fit in three 15-minute workouts during the holiday season. Consider going for a walk, walking stress or doing some high intensity cardio in your office.

Get Enough Sleep

Are you a six, seven or eight hour sleeper? Be sure and get the right amount of Zs all the way through the holiday season. Try to keep a consistent schedule so you stay current on sleep. This will help you stay healthy and avoid colds and the flu.

Hit the Hot Tub for Relaxation

We feel stressed when we don’t get enough sleep, are busy, and have too many worries. Stress tends to snowball into exhaustion and illness, and it builds up around the holidays.

You’ll see improved health, stress reduction and rejuvenation this holiday season when you make hydrotherapy a priority. Enjoy a winter wake-up in a hot tub with a cup of tea or coffee; a 10 minute hot water soak will energize you. Take a mid-day dip to watch the birds and enjoy a nature break while you clear your mind of worry. After dinner, spend time in a hot tub relaxing and rejuvenating for the next day.

If you haven’t used your hot tub lately, now is a great time! If you’d like a hot tub, tell Santa he can drop by and pick one up at Ultra Modern! Visit one of our three locations and learn more about the health benefits of a hot tub!

Final Thoughts

Like many people, you look forward to the holidays. The cozy, warm feelings of friends and family coupled with the holiday decor around the house leave you feeling terrific.

Yet, the holidays can also cause great turmoil and added stress. With so much time spent running from store to store to find the perfect gift or from party to party can be exhausting and lead to illness.

Do what you can to reduce your stress levels by following these tips about how to beat holiday stress. Don’t forget to check in with your doctor if you are feeling overwhelmed and nothing helps to relieve your stress.

 

 

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