How do you stay healthy during the winter? Just because we live in the time of COVID doesn't mean that the cold and flu have gone dormant. The long, winter months and short days can increase your risk of getting sick. However, there are many things you can do to stay healthy, even when it’s cold outside and many around you have the flu.
Try these ideas to maintain your health in the winter:
1. Continue to exercise. It’s common to avoid exercising in the winter. When it’s too cold, it may be tempting to stay home under the covers. Instead of hiding from the elements, find unique ways to stay active.
The holidays and fattening food go hand-in-hand. Thanksgiving and the leftovers can last a week. Then it’s only a few more weeks until Christmas. New Year’s is the following week. Studies show that 75% of a person’s annual weight gain happens between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Make this the year that you avoid holiday weight gain.
Most people associate the holidays with food, fun, and gaining weight. However, you can choose to enjoy the holidays and still eat responsibly.
Avoid gaining weight this holiday season:
1. Have a healthy meal before arriving at a party or other event that includes food. Maybe you went a little crazy on Thanksgiving. A single day won’t ruin your waistline. For other holiday events, fill yourself up with healthy food first. Your stomach will be full of healthy food, and you’ll be less likely to eat junk food.
2. Bring a healthy side that you...