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As the year has raced towards a close and we are into December, it is a very fine balance to stay healthy and still enjoy ourselves over Christmas.

It is quite challenging to balance our eating, sleep and exercise, while being social and festive.

Here are 4 tips to look after ourselves and not get run down during the Christmas period.

  • Always drink enough water. If you are having a few drinks, it is important to drink water as well. Your can become very dehydrated especially if the water is very hot and you are only drinking alcohol.

  • Getting enough sleep can also be a struggle. As the saying goes, if you burn the candle at both ends then you can become very run down. Even a little nap or relaxing by putting the legs up the wall for 5-10 minutes can really help, when sleep is not really an option.

  • Breakfast is always the most important meal of the day. Breakfast always get you off to a great start to the day. People sometimes think that if they know that they will be eating more than usual during the Christmas period, they will skip breakfast to make up for eating more later. Getting off to a great start is always a good idea and will help balance your intake for the rest of the day.

  • Avoiding nibbles are probably the hardest thing to do during this time of the year. The best tip is to try and limit the nibbles or prepare some healthy nibbles. It is often very hard to know what you are ordering when you are out. If you are not sure on the dressing or sauce on the menu, then order it on the side and then you can decide if it is something that you would like to eat or not.

The main thing is to do your best and try and make the best choices that you can and incorporating some incidental exercise when you can.

Above all,

Give yourself the gift of good health this Christmas.

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy Christmas

and be kind to yourself




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