Saturday, November 30, 2013

Healthy Holidays

Start each day with a grateful heart, not just on holidays.

The holidays bring family and friends together, but often this can be a hectic time of year.

Reduce stress before the holidays
  • Breathe.  Step back for a moment and take three deep breaths.
  • Try not to get wrapped up in finding the "perfect" gifts.  Creating personal gifts can be thoughtful and inexpensive. 
  • Think back to the basics of holidays bringing you together.  Spend quality time with the family and remember old traditions while creating new ones.
Make the holidays healthy
  • Begin your New Year's resolutions now.  Join a 5K to start your morning with a healthy physical activity.  Get outdoors and get moving!  Plus it will help burn off those extra calories you may indulge in later. 
  • Control portion sizes, especially with allowing yourself to indulge in sweet treats.
  • Small portions can add up.  Those cute mini desserts can help control portions, but keep an eye on how many you eat. 
  • Eat slowly to savor each bite.
  • Wait at least 20 minutes after your first serving to decide if you want a second helping. 

Seasons Greetings!

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