SURVIVING CHRISTMAS IN GOOD HEALTH
Christmas can be daunting for many people, here are some great ideas to keep in mind during the silly season. Connection: Christmas can be a lonely time for many people. Whether they have lost loved ones (or do not have good communication with loved ones) it is important we think of those around us. Find out if anyone in your circle is spending Christmas alone and extend an invitation to celebrate together. Or consider volunteering at a charity, homeless shelter or nursing home on Christmas Day. Lets look out for each other during the festive season and remember connection is more important than the gifts we buy.
Finances: Stick to a budget, buy local and do not overspend, sometimes the simplest ideas make the best gifts.
Weight Gain: According to Nutrition Australia we gain on average .8 to 1.5kg over the Christmas period. Prevent weight gain by taking some simple mindful steps. Exercise regularly and avoid over-consuming food and alcohol. Think about eating a rainbow and focus more on fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables than pre-packaged chips and bakery treats.
Sleep: The Christmas season can influence our sleeping patterns and schedules with catch-ups and Christmas parties. Keep in mind the importance of a good sleep routine and avoid late nights of drinking. This will reduce stress and encourage you to unwind and relax.
Enjoy yourself this Christmas season.