Jingle to Health: A Guide to Staying Healthy During the Holidays



The holiday season is upon us, and while the twinkling lights and festive cheer are delightful, it’s also a time when health can take a reverse gear and disappear. But no worries. With a sprinkle of joy and a dash of mindfulness, you can enjoy your holidays while keeping your well-being in check. What can be done health this holiday season? A Guide to Staying Healthy During the Holidays!

1. Sleigh the Hydration Game: 

Remember to stay hydrated even when indulging in sweet treats such as cookies and kheer.  Stay hydrated to keep your energy levels up and help your body recover from those lively dance-offs and traveling during holidays.

2. Dazzle Your Plate with Colors:

Eat the Rainbow Diet. Treat your taste buds to a rainbow of flavors by incorporating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies into your festive feasts. Not only will your plate look like a work of art, but you’ll also be loading up on essential nutrients. The colored fruits and vegetables contain numerous phytochemicals that are necessary for the body to recover from all the holiday exhaustion.

3. Dance to the Beat of Joyful Exercise:

Dancing is a fun and active way to burn off extra calories, whether you’re doing the cha-cha or the robot.  Dance, Zumba, and exercise of any type will help keep the body light and refreshed and give you a good boost.

4.Mindful Munching:

While it’s tempting to dive into the sea of cookies and festive treats, practice mindful eating. Take your time to enjoy every bite of your food, acknowledge the different flavors, and pay attention to your body’s signals. This way, you can enjoy your favorite holiday goodies without overindulging.

5. Wrap Up Stress:

Gift-wrap stress and bid it farewell! Amid the holiday hustle, take time for self-care—whether it’s a warm bath, a good book, or a moment of meditation. Your mental well-being deserves a spot on the nice list too!

6. Tune the night ritual:

Ensure you get enough sleep to recharge your festive spirit. Quality sleep is a gift you give yourself, promoting your overall health and inspiring you to tackle each day with enthusiasm.

7. Spread Joy, Not Germs:

It is the season for sharing, but not when it comes to germs. Wash your hands frequently, keep hand sanitizer handy, and be considerate of those around you. A healthy holiday is a happy holiday for everyone!

By incorporating these tips into your holiday festivities, you’ll be on your way to a holly, jolly, and healthy celebration. Cheers to a season filled with joy, good company, and well-being!

Staying Healthy during the holidays

In Frame: Dr. Narendra Shetty, Chief Wellness Officer – Kshemavana

By: Dr. Narendra Shetty, Chief Wellness Officer – Kshemavana

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