Healthy holidays

Use the three steps below to begin your journey to Best Health.

1. Know this

The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health. Don’t try to lose weight during the holidays — this may be a self-defeating goal. Instead, strive to maintain your weight by balancing party eating with other meals. Eat small, lower-calorie meals during the day so you can enjoy celebration foods later without overdoing your total calorie intake.

2. Do this

Here are some tips to help you stay healthy during the holidays.

  • Feeling hungry can sabotage even the strongest willpower, so eat a small, low-fat snack such as fruit or low-fat cheese before you head out the door.
  • Find activities the whole family can do such as walking, biking, roller-blading or hockey, and develop family fun-time habits that can continue after the holiday season.
  • Keep a check on over-commitment and over-spending by balancing work, home, and play.

3. Use this

Check out the following Best Health offerings to help you stay healthy during the holidays.

  • Healthy Eating Health Coaching – Work one-on-one with a Best Health Coach.
  • Online Weight, Water and Physical Activity Trackers – Calculate and track your weight, water and physical activity to see your progress.

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Source: Current as of: April 16, 2021. Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health