This season is a perfect time for giving, and what better gift can you receive than good health. So even amidst the preparations you have to attend to, make sure that you are still taking care of your health because a healthy holiday is a happy holiday. Here are some valuable tips that you should bear in mind for a merrier season.

  1. Eat right to feel right. Despite the many options of foods to choose from, choose to eat well. Please don’t forget to eat add more protein in your meal—at least 12 portions a day will keep you satisfied and decrease you r craving. You know that a lot of carbs is not good for you, so make sure that you eliminate sugar from your intakes. Refined carbohydrates and grains will also make you heavy. Instead, look for non-starchy veggies and low-sugar fruits. Then pick foods rich in Omega-3 and Omega-9 such as fish, walnuts, and living in fermented foods.
  2. Get enough sleep. You’ve probably been told about this for the nth time, but a reminder doesn’t health especially when talking about health. Do you know that sleep deprivation is linked to depression, irritability and poor concentration? In addition to that, few hours of sleep will also make you gain more pounds. Harvard professor Dr. Lawrence Epstein said that people who get less sleep get heavier over time. Reduction of sleep triggers the body to release hormones that make you crave and gain weight.
  3. Wash your hands often. Simple, constant washing of your hands can actually keep you from getting sick and from infecting others, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds each time. And when you are sneezing or coughing, make sure that you cover your nose and your mouth with tissue.
  4. Exercise for the winter. Winter is the best time to hibernate. But a little commitment to exercise (at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week) will ward off diseases to achieve vibrant health. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that exercise is as effective as drug treatment for common health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
  5. Enjoy the sun. Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects roughly 500,000 Americans every year, and according to the Mayo Clinic three out of every four SAD sufferers are women. Strolling outdoors can actually save you from depression! Sunlight is the primary source of vitamin D which has been shown to alleviate depression symptoms. So take a walk outside for a lighter mood this season.
  6. Be smart about food supplements. Choosing the right supplements will not only help you stay healthy but also save you some cash for other purchases. Taking food supplements are wiser now with all the limitations we have in terms of time and food preparation. LifeBotanica’s Age-Defying and Detox Complete are some of the best picks this holiday season. Each is packed with powerful formulations to address your health needs even in your hectic schedule. Taking 2 capsules a day goes a long way. Stay young and healthy with LifeBotanica.