We are now officially into that wonderful time of year I call “Food Season”. A time of parties, socials, Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, eggnog, candy canes, and lots of alcohol. The average person typically gains 5 pounds or more over the three month holiday season.
Start your holidays off on the right foot by implementing a new health habit today. Go for a walk, add salad to your dinners, eliminate or minimize soda pop, caffeine, and alcohol. Eat corn on the cob instead of candy corns and mix your eggnog with skim milk instead of alcohol.
Simple steps of adding more healthy foods and exercise, while decreasing or eliminating those not so healthy foods and habits will quickly add up to making a healthier you. Include your children and neighbors in the effort to start healthy habits to create healthy neighborhoods and healthy communities.
By Carolyn Almendarez
What healthy habits are you going to start? Share your plans to stay healthy during the holidays in the comments below.
Carolyn Flynn Almendarez holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with additional studies in Nutrition and Holistic Health. She provides a unique blend of mind-body solutions to create health, happiness, and loving relationships. She is a strategist, problem-solver, and intuitive guide. She believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful, serene, and happy. She is committed to helping women create lives they love. She is the author of SMART Talk, Heal Your Grief, and Holiday Peace and Joy.
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