How to Stay Healthy for the Holidays
The cold and flu are rampant right now, and according to one local pediatrician this is the worst respiratory season they’ve seen in Wichita! So, how do you stay healthy amid all those hugs and kisses this time of year?
Here’s how to stay healthy for the holidays.
One of the best things you can do during the holidays is keep to your normal exercise routine as close as possible.
If you can’t continue exercising, at a minimum, try to stretch using yoga or flexibility exercises. These will help keep you feeling your best.
Working out helps you stay healthy as many of us eat more than normal during the holidays. It also helps you stay healthier as working out supports your circulatory system and immune functions.
The holidays are a busy, stressful time, so it’s also important to get adequate sleep and rest.
Try to carve out some alone time for an early bedtime or even a short, afternoon nap.
Like exercise, getting enough sleep can also help you avoid the cold and flu this holiday season.
You want to make sure you drink enough water during the busy holiday season (and always).
Water keeps you hydrated and helps you eat less by making you feel fuller. And, like exercise and sleep, drinking enough water keeps you healthier.
If you do get a cold during the holidays, ramp up your water drinking to thin nasal secretions and reduce congestion.
It is possible to stay healthy during the holidays by exercise, drinking water, and getting enough sleep.
In addition, don’t forget to wash your hands regularly!