Staying Healthy & Happy During the Festive Season
The festive season is just around the corner. For some it’s a time for celebration, indulgence, & spending quality moments with loved ones. However, it’s easy to get carried away with the abundance of delicious food & alcohol. At Medical on Burleigh, we want to help you enjoy the festivities while keeping your health a priority.
- Plan Ahead: Instead of diving head first into the holiday spread, plan your meals! Opt for smaller portions, & choose wisely. Include plenty of veggies, lean protein, & whole grains in your holiday feasts.
- Hydration Is Key: Water is your best friend! Stay hydrated, especially if you’re enjoying an alcoholic drink or two. Alternate between alcoholic beverages & water to prevent overindulgence…and if you’re drinking, prepare ahead for getting home safely.
- Mindful Eating: Savour each bite & be mindful of your body’s signals. Eating slowly can help prevent overeating & allow you to enjoy the flavours of the season.
- Stay Active: Incorporate physical activity into your holiday routine. Go for a family walk, dance, or participate in a fun outdoor game. Staying active can help balance the extra calories.
- Don’t Skip Meals: Skipping meals to save up for a big holiday dinner is a recipe for overindulgence. Eat balanced meals throughout the day – it also maintains your energy levels so you can keep up!
- Set Realistic Goals: It’s okay to enjoy your favourite holiday treats, but moderation is key. Set realistic goals for yourself & don’t beat yourself up for the occasional indulgence.
- Seek Support: Share your health goals with a friend or family member. Having someone to support & motivate you can make a big difference.
Remember, the festive season should be a time of joy & togetherness, not guilt & excess.
At Medical on Burleigh, we encourage you to enjoy the holidays in a way that aligns with your health & wellness goals.
Here’s to a happy, healthy & safe festive season!