It’s that time of year again! It’s time for some Healthy Tips too.
End-of-year office parties, Christmas get-togethers, and other festive events slowly fill our schedules. Studies show that on average, Australians will gain 0.8 – 1.5 kilograms over Christmas and New Year’s.
But you can beat the statistics! Here are our five healthy tips for Christmas.
Keep to your routine (but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t)
Indulgence is part of the Christmas tradition. So give yourself some allowance to break out of your usual routine or healthy habits.
Christmas only happens once a year. So enjoy this joyous season with family and friends. For the rest of the year, you can get back to your normal routine.
Aqua, aqua, aqua
The increase of alcohol consumption during the festive season is inevitable. Celebrating Christmas in the midst of summer can cause double the dehydration. Remember to stick to the rule of drinking one glass of water for every alcoholic drink. Keeping hydrated will also help with the repercussions of a hangover.
Still feeling dusty the next day? Take a shot of Tonic Alchemy’s Recover. With the pineapple and lime combination added with fresh organic turmeric and ginger roots will bring back your vitality.
“I Like to Move It, Move It”
It’s taken the entire year to get your exercise regime down pat. Then comes December. Everything you’ve worked so hard for is thrown out the window. It’s okay!
Luckily for us, it’s not an Australian Christmas if we don’t spend some of it outdoors. If you’ve had a big night prior a morning run or gym session, switch exercise days. Why not go for a more gentle form of movement like a long walk or a dip in the ocean?
Counter the calories
Let’s be realistic. With all the heavy meals and alcohol consumption over the festive season, keeping track of what you eat is impossible. However, you can be selective in how much you have and when.
For every heavy meal, why not counter it with a lighter one? For one big night on the booze, take the next two or three alcohol-free.
Christmas can be a chaotic time. But you don’t need to spend the season plunging into bad eating habits or feeling sluggish and bloated. Remember there are always healthy options.