We all know someone who gets sick around the holidays every year. Are they just unlucky? New research indicates that your daily choices may be the most crucial factor in your ability to stay well or get sick.
We all know someone who gets sick around the holidays every year. Are they just unlucky? New research indicates that your daily choices may be the most crucial factor in your ability to stay well or get sick. Your body is designed to be healthy and resilient. Each day you encounter millions of bacteria and potential pathogens that could get you sick. Your immune system and your body's ability to regulate and dissipate these invaders make all the difference between getting sick and staying well.
Why it Matters:
Your choices each day are the most significant controllable factor in staying healthy as you head into the new year. What goes into your body (chemical stress), how you use your body (physical stress), and your thoughts (emotional stress) are all vitally important to your ability to stay well naturally. Here is your three-step process to manage stress and give yourself the gift of better health as we start 2023.
- Daily Movement: daily exercise is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy throughout the holidays.
- Mental Moment: take a minute each day to think/meditate/decompress and appreciate the blessings you do have in your life.
- Portion Planning: plan your meals each day to avoid binging or adding in those extra empty calories that contribute to weight gain and inflammation during the holidays.
Staying healthy this holiday season is an attainable goal if you take just a few minutes each day to be proactive with your healthy habits. Managing your level of physical, chemical, and emotional stress with daily physical movement, mental focus, and portion planning is a great way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. If you need help- give us a call today! Balance Wellspace is here for you!