Happy Healthy Holidays
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.