Food. Parties. Shopping. Food. There's a lot going on during this time of year and keeping healthy isn't easy. Here are some shortcuts to help stay healthy during the busiest time of the year.
Exercise. Sure they say you should get that blood pumping 30 minutes a day, but you haven't got 30 seconds. To fit in some cardio, take the stairs instead of escalators; park at the far-end of the very crowded parking, and wear your sneakers to the mall. (You'll be much more comfortable, and you'll find you can do more--and even walk faster--if you're comfy.)
Eat healthy. Eat breakfast every day and make it a healthy one. You can pre-bake an egg bake, and eat it along side some whole-wheat toast all week. (Spray a baking dish with olive oil spray, mix 6 eggs worth of egg-beaters and 6 eggs, defrosted spinach, some shredded cheese, and bake until cooked through. You can reheat servings in the microwave all week.)
Sleep. Call it quits by 10:30 and give yourself a half-hour of some down time to read or watch TV. If you're tired, and sleep-deprived you're more likely to overindulge in food, and lack of sleep can hurt your immune system, making it easier for you to catch that cold of flu going around.
Be happy. The holidays only come around once a year--and that's reason enough to smile.
What are your healthy holiday tricks?