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Holiday Stress Management Is Easier than You Think

Posted by Your Sports Nutritionist on Nov 6, 2015 2:36:37 PM

It’s the time of year you’ve looked forward to for months. It’s a time for family, food, and fun. The holidays can be a wondrous time of year, but they can also be the source of your greatest stress. Planning trips, shopping, cooking and finishing up certain projects before the end of the year can make you forget that you are supposed to be appreciating your time rather than exhausting it.

Stress symptoms can include overeating, not getting enough sleep, being irritable, work habits suffering and many more. But there are steps you can take to ensure the holidays remain festive no matter what kind of stress is thrown your way.

Plan Ahead

There’s no need to make an already hectic time even more chaotic by waiting until the last minute to make all of your holiday plans. Book your airfare well in advance or clean up the guest bedrooms and have them ready if family will be staying with you. Do all of your shopping beforehand so you aren’t running around when your family arrives. They may feel like you aren’t making time for them, which could cause you even more stress than you already have. Also, avoid overspending so you don’t find yourself in a financial bind once you get back to your regular routine.

Keep Healthy Eating and Sleeping Routines

The temperature fluctuations of the holiday season in Florida can boost your chances of catching the cold or flu. Maintaining regular sleeping patterns and eating healthy foods can help keep your immune system strong, which can also reinforce your emotional health. Likewise, your emotional health can impact your physical health. We’ve all heard the dangers of binge-drinking and stress-eating habits that are especially prevalent around the holidays. One way to avoid overeating is to have a small meal before visiting with family for the celebration. This way, your stomach will be full and you won’t feel the need to consume everything in sight: the snacks, the hors d'oeuvres, the meal, the dessert, the post-dessert eggnog. One small meal can help you stay on track.

Another way to indulge while still maintaining healthy habits is to try the wellness supplement CHEAT by TriPharm. It’s difficult to avoid cheating on your diet during the holidays, especially with your hectic schedule. With a little help from CHEAT, you can indulge without making “cheating” a habit. Typically, meals eaten during the holidays are lower in fiber and protein and high in starches, simple sugars and fats. All these factors work together to help your body store fat and make you more lethargic, and thus, less active. Avoiding a cheat meal or two during the holidays can be next to impossible. The creators of CHEAT kept this in mind and designed the supplement to minimize the detrimental effects of unhealthy foods. This product can help you navigate the holiday pitfalls of overeating and crash dieting. CHEAT helps prevent starches from being processed into harmful sugars, processes fats so they don’t stay stored in your body and acts as a mild appetite suppressant.

Stay Active, But Also Find Time To Relax

The balancing act between enjoying yourself and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be especially difficult during the holidays. You want to relax and enjoy your company, but you don’t want to get too comfortable with unhealthy practices. To keep your mind sharp and focused, take short walks during lunch or do some sit ups while you watch your favorite television shows. But don’t forget to appreciate the festivities. It may seem tricky to do this at times; however, with a little due diligence, you can keep your stress in check. You may want to consider a wellness supplement such as Himalaya StressCare tablets that can give your immune system the added boost it needs to stay healthy during the holidays. Himalaya StressCare tablets’ active ingredients help keep stress-induced cortisol levels in check, so you can handle things like long mall lines, impatient youngsters, holiday traffic and timing the cooking of the turkey just right. This product helps you stay feeling refreshed and energized.

Set Realistic Goals And Follow Through With Them

Don’t set the bar too high when trying to accomplish everything you need to get done. It’s okay to be optimistic and realistic at the same time. Set small goals that you know you can achieve. One hour, one day, one week at a time. This will keep your self-confidence and morale at a higher level when trying to complete the bigger tasks you have planned. If you don’t think you will be able to reach every goal you set, ask a family member or a friend for help. You may be surprised at how much help others are willing to give in your time of need.

Don’t forget that volunteering your time and helping others is also a great way to relieve stress. At Jax Nutrition, we enjoy helping you be the best you possible, especially during the stressful holiday season. If you have any questions regarding CHEAT, Himalaya StressCare, other wellness supplements or nutrition in general, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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