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11 Tips To Stay Healthy This Christmas by fred95(m): 12:02pm On Dec 25, 2012
It’s pre-Christmas party season and with that can come some late night parties and plenty of good cheer.
Get through the silly season unscathed this year…
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so that you can enjoy abundant energy and vitality and enjoy the holidays as well.

Tip 1: Get inspired about living a healthy life and all the benefits that go with it. When you are inspired, it makes it so easy to commit to a style of eating and way of life no matter what is going on around you and still have fun!

Tip 2: Avoid sugary cocktails and soft drink mixers. Laden with sugar and extra calories, these are definitely on the Christmas no-no list especially if you want to keep that waistline

Tip 3: An oldie but a goodie: Alternate water with a glass of alcohol. It will help you slow your drinking down and re-hydrate.

Tip 4: When it comes to BBQ’ing, don’t ever char the meat. This is one of the most unhealthiest things you can do to meat and to your body. Numerous studies link blackened meats with a higher risk to bowel cancer.

: Have a good quality multi-vitamin or B vitamin supplement before you go out. Alcohol robs our body of B vitamins and can leave us feeling fatigued and washed out the next day.

Tip 6: Protect your liver! The herb St Mary’s thistle is long regarded as one of the best liver tonics. Give your liver the TLC it deserves and have some St Mary’s.

Tip 7: Limit your intake of refined sugar as this also puts on the kilos and saps your energy. Watch those desserts, candies, Christmas biscuits and cakes – keep an eye on just how much you are eating in any given week. Keeping a food diary might be helpful.

Tip 8: Buffet dinners often spell over-eating. So go into it with care. Watch your portions and take your time eating. Check in with your body regularly and see how full you are. Stop when you are around 70% full. Portion control is definitely vital here to get through a buffet dinner without feeling like the side of a house afterwards!

Tip 9: Water. Water and more water. When we are on holidays and out of our routine, we can forget to drink the elixir of life – water.

Tip 10: Keep up (or start) your exercise over the holidays and during the party season. Make a deal with yourself that if you indulge a little more than what you thought you would, then you will do extra exercise the next day

Tip 11: Remember to stay focused and true to your health goals AND have a wonderful and safe Christmas!! It’s possible to do both!

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