5 Ways to Keep Healthy During the Festive Season!
by Janice FERGUSON on Oct 04, 2022
The festive season is quickly approaching! From work parties to Christmas and NYE, there are plenty of opportunities to let your hair down at the end of the year.
While it’s wonderful to take some time out to enjoy the holiday season, it’s also important to be mindful of your health and wellness. This way, you can come through the other side feeling vital, energised and ready for the year ahead.
From staying hydrated to self-care, keep reading as we share 5 simple ways to keep your health on-track during the festive season.
Get Enough Sleep
It’s only natural that you’ll have a few late nights during this time of the year, but frequent bad sleeps can wreak havoc on your health. Not getting enough sleep can not only leave you feeling slow and sluggish, but also compromise your immune system.
To ensure you’re getting quality sleep, try sleeping with a Himalayan Salt Lamp nearby. Himalayan salt lamps are thought to naturally purify the air while also releasing negative ions to promote a deep and restful sleep.
If you’re still struggling to fall asleep, try adding a few drops of lavender oil to your bath, or using an essential oil diffuser to disperse the oil throughout your bedroom.
Make Time for Exercise
Amongst all of the festive season excitement, it can be easy to neglect our physical activity. Think about where you can still make time for moving your body - whether that’s a beach walk in the evening while listening to a podcast, an early morning run, or your favourite yoga class. As well as the fantastic benefits for your physical health, regular exercise can also boost your mood and energy levels while reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.
Drink Plenty of Water
The festive season usually means more alcohol is consumed, which can leave our bodies dehydrated. To combat this, aim to drink at least 2-litres of water a day. Invest in a good reusable water bottle and carry this with you everywhere to help you stay on track.
Take Time to Relax
It’s common to get caught up in a whirlwind of socialising and to-do lists at this time of year, which can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. To keep your mental health in check, take time out of each week to relax and practice some form of self-care,
Finally, look after your body by adding some more fruits and vegetables to your diet over the festive season. It’s completely okay to indulge in delicious Christmas treats, but don’t forget to ensure your body is still getting as many vitamins and minerals as it needs. Try adding a green smoothie packed with nourishing ingredients to your morning routine over the holidays.Looking for more health and wellness tips, special offers and exclusive discounts? Sign up for our Inspire Me Naturally newsletter here!