Happy Healthy Holidays

December 24, 2021

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How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays 

The holidays can be a stressful time for many. We are not yet out of the woods with this pandemic, and as a new variant of COVID is spreading across the country, it is more important than ever to take care of your health. It is essential to prioritize both your physical and mental health to be the best version of yourself.  

A lot of people spend time with family and loved ones during the holidays. Here are some tips to keep you and the ones around you in good health: 

  •   Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands often is one of  the best ways to stop the spread of germs. This can  reduce your risk of contracting or spreading illnesses.  Getting vaccinated also helps reduce this risk. 

  •   Manage Your Stress. The holidays can be extremely  stressful for many. Take time for yourself and allow  yourself to take a break. You can find a bunch of tips on  how to take care of yourself on our blog

  •   Drink Lots of Water. Drinking plenty of water is one of  the simplest ways to keep yourself healthy. Water  makes up 60% of our body weight and is necessary to  maintain our cell’s fluids and deliver nutrients. Especially 

if you are drinking alcoholic beverages, staying hydrated is very important. 

  •   Reinvent Your Workout. While moving your body is  important, do not put too much pressure on yourself. It  might be challenging to fit in a full workout, so try swapping your 30-minute workout for a shorter 15 minute one. You could also try going for short walks to get some  exercise in!  

  •   Change Your Mindset. Instead of focusing on the guilt  you may feel for not eating healthy or working out as  much, try to focus on the quality time you get to spend  with loved ones. Be kind to yourself and let yourself enjoy  the holidays.  

These tips may seem easier said than done, however even little things can help you feel a lot better. No matter how you choose to spend the holidays, give yourself some grace and make sure to take care of yourself. PACS is still available as a resource to you even if you are not on campus, however their hours may differ due to the holiday.  

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