Updated on April 1st, 2020
All the year peoples wait for the Christmas for a time to indulge so make sure not to overindulge. Health is always an important issue and you can enjoy the Christmas or all the festivals of the season without too much impact on your health. A research showed that average people gain weight during the Christmas and face fatigue problems. Follow our essential health tips in this Christmas to stay healthy.
Keep the focus on fun, not food
Festival means excessive foods and alcohols. So Christmas would be the same at your house. It doesn’t mean you have to focus on food instead of having fun. Get yourself busy in other rituals or fun activities like caroling or tree trimming.
Modify your eating times
Modify your eating times so that they can cop up with your relatives. Wake up later and serve a late breakfast at around 10:30. You can skip lunch and serve dinner at 3 PM. You can have early morning snack to keep your blood sugar steady before your relatives rise and shine. Enjoy 3PM meal and have a small snack at 8.
Don’t sit down all day
Don’t spend all the day at home sitting in front of the TV. Encourage or insist the whole family to get out for a walk at some point after the meal to help digestion. You can do more activity like skating, playing basket balls, footballs or any other outdoor old-fashioned game.
To be specific, most of us go through the whole Christmas without any fruit. You should really feature fruits on the Christmas menu. When overindulging and partying is more important than to get your vitamins and minerals is would be harmful for your health. Make sure to buy some fruits when you shop for Christmas.
Mental stress is the worst thing for human health. Try to keep the sense of humor and if there anything to be tensed solve that out. Don’t forget, Christmas is just one day out of 365 and it isn’t worth stressing over.
Be a careful cook
If you cook Christmas food or dinner by yourself, you should know that the FSA (food standards agency) announced that December is one of the common months when food poisoning is a common issue.
Engage your brain
Instead of switching off in front of the TV sitting on the sofa go out and play outdoor games like, boxing, skating, beach football etc. if you don’t like outdoor activities engage your brain on setting up new gadgets like playstations, ipdas or computers.
Do something for others
It is hard to avoid the hospitalization that has overtaken Christmas in the western world. Try to do something for others instead of giving or receiving gifts. Inviting elderly neighbors, lonely acquaintances or who doesn’t have a family can give you mental pleasure.
Keep colds at bay
Colds are rife at Christmas, as many of us travel around the country, exposing ourselves – and others – to different cold viruses. You can reduce your risks by maintaining a healthy immune system. Eat a healthy balanced diet, getting enough sleep and not smoking. so you are more able to fight off flus.
Exercise is an important thing to maintain healthy living. You can try some of the following ideas. You can set an exercise challenge for the New Year. Fun runs are a great festive event. Get yourself involved in this sort of sport s. your local sport council should arrange this. Play with the children because they enjoy playing. Try outdoor games, swimming, bike riding etc. if you are on a long vacation walking could be a great exercise.