The holiday season is behind us and for many of us that means going back to work and dealing with daily stresses. Although the holidays may be over, the health hazards still remain. During the holidays, are bodies are more prone to weight gain, depression, risk of cardiac arrest, and stress. We’ve listed a few tips to help you recover from the holidays and maintain a healthy balance in your life.
1) Keep Hydrated: The general advice is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses each day. Although this amount varies person to person, many of us are still well under the amount of liquids we should be drinking each day. The benefits of drinking water are overwhelmingly positive to your body. It allows you to flush out toxins; it improves your mood, and reduces the risk of headaches and migraines. So take the time to fill-up your 16-ounce bottle of Glasstic and stay healthy!
2) Less Saturated Fat and Sugar: Most of our diets consist of high fats and sugars, especially during the holidays. Although we all love the fatty foods and sugary treats, these foods tend to have negative effects on our health. High saturated fats can create increased levels of cholesterol in your blood and a greater risk of heart disease. Added sugar to your holiday treats is just as bad. It can overload your liver, cause fatty liver disease, and can even cause insulin resistance. There are many ways to cut these unhealthy foods out of your diet like cooking your food at home, eating more fruits and vegetables, and paying attention to the ingredients in your meal.
3) Keep Exercising: When the holidays hit, we tend to get into a slump when it comes to exercising and many times it’s hard to get back into the habit of going to the gym. Many of us set it as a New Year’s Resolution and never wind up going to the gym. The benefits of exercising are worth the extra work and pain. By working out, you reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, improve your mental and physical health, reduce the risk of some cancers, and strengthen your bones and muscles.
4) Reduce Stress: Many elements in our life cause extreme stress whether it be our work or personal life. Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and relax. Stress can lead to an increase in not only mental health problems, but also high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. To decrease stress levels, try and get more sleep, relax and take up hobbies you enjoy and limit anxiety triggers in your life.
It’s important to put your health as a priority in life whether that be keeping hydrated with your Glasstic or finding your own plan to follow. We hope you take these tips into consideration so you can live a long life with minimal health hazards.