Once November rolls around, it’s kind of a given that we all begin to let loose where food and alcohol is concerned. But why? To make our January harder? To increase our chances of contracting viruses and flus by shattering our immune system? To follow the masses into the popular (but silly), unhealthy winter eating pattern?
No! Stop it.
By setting yourself up for a healthy November and December, you get ahead of the game by being fit when January rolls around, and everybody else is panicking at the gym. So why not?
Here are 5 ways to set yourself up for success through the holidays, when it comes to health and happiness:
Begin an exercise regime early.
Starting the first week of November, set a schedule for yourself to fit in exercise. Try and move your body for at least 30 minutes, 3 times per week. If you can do more, then great. If not, no worries. The consistency of this plan is more important than the length and even quality of your workout.
Just get off your butt, and move.
Limit your drinking to weekends—and don’t binge!
Although tempted by eggnog in grocery stores and the general pass we receive to drink more booze in general, don’t do it. Reserve your alcohol consumption for parties—typically on weekends—and when you do drink, try and balance it out with equal amounts of water.
Also. keep in mind that sugary drinks will contain more calories and almost guarantee hangovers. Try and stick to clear spirits and mix with water and/or club soda.
Start your day off with a smoothie made with NutraCleanse™.
This is important, because you guarantee yourself a healthy start to each day. By incorporating our product into your fruit-heavy smoothie (full of antioxidants!), you also help clean your bowel out and can lose weight by doing this!
Drink lots of water and herbal teas throughout the week.
It’s a great idea to try and stay as hydrated as possible through the holidays. Why?
- Water helps to balance out any dehydrating activities you many partake in. (Ahem.)
- Water assists your body in staving off viruses by lubricating the inside of your nose, eyes, and throat.
- Water aids in general weight loss.
Make sure your diet is veggie-heavy.
Consuming tons of vegetables throughout the holidays is imperative to assisting in fighting cold-and-flu season illnesses, they assist in weight loss, they provide antioxidants that help with cellular repair, and they lend energy for days that are dark and gloomy.
Essentially, vegetables are like therapy for your whole body, from the inside-out. For a great vegetarian recipe book suggestion, click HERE.
So get inspired to stay healthy through the holidays, and refer back to this blog post any time you forget how. Good luck, and Happy November!