Tis' the Season to be Healthy!
Happiness is Contagious!
We’ve all heard it before, but it’s not just a saying—it’s hard science. Researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, found that happiness spreads through social networks, meaning it spreads through friends, family, work colleagues basically everyone you interact with.
Surround yourself with happy, uplifting and positive people because their mood influences your mood!
Tips for a Healthier Holiday
Eat a healthy snack before leaving home. This will reduce the risk of overeating at a holiday party.
Bring a dish. Go to the party with a plan. If you’re concerned there is nothing healthy there, contribute your favorite healthy dish. Others will benefit as well.
Savor every bit. Eat slowly to reduce your chance of going back for seconds and eating way too much.
Drink water. Water is a healthy way to fill your belly and keep hunger at bay.
Limit your alcohol. Alcohol is high in calories and carbohydrates and too much of it will cause you to lose your inhibitions at the buffet table.
Don’t go to the mall hungry. There are always tempting, yet unhealthy food choices at the mall. Eat a snack before heading to the mall to cut down on your food court visits.
Keep track of what you eat. Maintain a food diary to help you stay committed to your goals during the holidays.
Keep up the exercise. Exercise will help you maintain over the holidays. Studies have also shown that when you exercise you are less likely to overeat throughout the day.
Get your ZZZ’s.Do not skip out on sleep during the holidays. Pulling just one all-nighter may get your sleep cycle out of wack which in turn may cause more stress and weight gain.