The holidays are coming quickly, and now is the time to start picking up and reinforcing healthy habits so that you can enjoy more of your time with friends and family to the fullest. From adopting good eating habits to managing stress proactively, you have the power to enjoy a healthy holiday season.
Good Habits to Start for Healthy Holidays
Start Good Eating Habits
A common issue people run into over the holidays is the temptation to overindulge, whether it’s heaping on extra helpings of Thanksgiving turkey or going back for a second or third slice of pumpkin pie. If you want to keep your holiday celebrations healthy, now is the time to buckle down and reinforce good eating habits in your day-to-day.
Understanding how to properly portion a plate, practicing mindful eating, and being aware of your calorie intake can all help you avoid overstuffing yourself during the holidays. Keep in mind, too, that good eating habits are about consistency and it’s okay to occasionally fall off the wagon. If you overeat at a holiday get-together, don’t throw in the towel—just get back to your normal routine the next day and keep going.
Self-Care for Managing Stress
This time of year can cause a lot of anxiety across the board, and that’s why managing holiday stress is critical for staying healthy from a holistic standpoint. Our inclination, rightfully, is to express gratitude for the people who matter in your life and provide for them. But to be your best for them, you have to be your best for yourself. That’s why daily self-care is key for a healthy holiday.
Self-care helps you with managing stress from the holiday season, your job, your social life, and everything in between. Taking a little time every day to show yourself grace and engage in something that stimulates you can make a world of difference. This holiday, make sure you’re striking a strong work-life balance, prioritize your time to focus on the things that matter, and don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it. Massage therapy and chiropractic care can be helpful tools for managing stress as well as supporting better holistic health.
Enjoy a Healthy Holiday with Shields Chiropractic
The team at Shields Chiropractic wants you to enjoy a healthy holiday season, and that’s why we’re thrilled to offer massage and chiropractic care to our patients in Saginaw, MI. Whether you need help managing stress, relieving pain, or getting the rest you need, schedule an appointment online or call us at 989-781-7700.