Winter is here and so is Christmas and New Year. Joy, love and happiness will know no bounds as celebrations and fun will be in the air. But apart from enjoyment and fun, maintaining your health is very essential. A happy and healthy holiday season will be more happier if one indulges in seasonal treats and attentive health practices. Health should be given the foremost importance during this season.
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According to Amol Naikawadi, Joint Managing Director and Preventive Healthcare Specialist at Indus Health Plus, one can certain health tips during this time of the year.
Christmas and New Year – Health tips for winter 2023.
Amid all the delicious dishes, try to maintain balance. One must opt for healthier food more than others. To keep your diet balanced, include whole grains, fruits and veggies.
Water can be regarded as one of the saviours of all. One should drink a lot of water to prevent any kind of disease and water also promotes healthy digestion, sustains energy levels, and keeps people from overindulging during festivities.
Adopt smart choices
One should always include a healthier diet in their meal choices rather than opting for spicier foods. Choose baked foods over fried ones, add fruits and nuts to sweets, and watch out for extra sugars.
Exercise should always be your priority as indulging in physical activity can prevent any diseases from attacking your health. Take part in enjoyable activities, such as yoga, dancing, brisk walks, or any other exercise that gives you energy and movement.
Stress reduction techniques
One should always find some time to unwind and rejuvenate themselves amidst the chaos. Deep breathing techniques, mindfulness, and meditation reduce stress and support mental health.
Always be ready to accept yourself with all the flaws and imperfections because that’s what makes you unique from others. Learn to embrace yourself and enjoy the season’s joy.
Maintain a sleep schedule
Amid the thrill and excitement, make sure you get enough sleep. Get 7-9 hours of good sleep every night for your body and mind to feel refreshed.
Focusing on long-term health
Health and fitness should always be given higher priority because focusing on long-term physical fitness and adopting healthy food habits can keep you disease-free for a longer period. Enjoyment and fun should not come in your way of unhealthiness and physical breakdown.
Adopt a post-holiday plan
Make proper plans for a seamless post-holiday transition. Set objectives for getting back into a regular schedule, eating well, and exercising.
Amol Naikawadi concluded, “There is much joy and festivity around Christmas and New Year’s. You may enjoy the happy times while protecting your health by incorporating these mindful health practices into your celebrations.”
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