‘tis the season to be jolly, etc.etc.! We like to make the most of the festive season as much as the next person, and find ourselves at seasonal parties from the end of November until the New Year. But all that partying – that is, all the eating, drinking, and not sleeping – does take its toll and we can end up feeling a little bit run down.
Luckily, though, we’ve been scouring the internet for the best advice to keep healthy and well throughout the festivities & are pleased to present to you our handy guide to taking care of your body during the festive season:
- Pace yourself - starting off with an easy one, but it’s important to remember nonetheless. Try to space out your soirees, and take extra time to look after yourself and get some early nights in between.
- Don’t go overboard with alcohol – have non-alcoholic drinks in between alcoholic ones. Supplements like milk thistle are thought to have liver protecting properties.
- Stay hydrated – drinking plenty of water keeps your mucous membranes moist so they can keep bugs out of your system.
- Wash your hands – at this time of year, colds, flu, and other winter ailments are common. You can protect yourself by washing your hands regularly – when you’re out and about, a hygienic cleanser can kill germs and bacteria when you can’t get to a sink.
- Eat well – December is full of temptations, but try to keep your diet somewhat in check. Excessive consumption can lead to digestive problems, which put a dampener on the festivities. Aloe Vera can help to aid digestion and minimise symptoms.
- Supplement your diet with superfoods – Pure Acai Berry Capsules may benefit your body in many ways, amongst them boosting energy, strengthening the immune system, and cleansing and detoxifying your system.
- Look after your skin – using a decent quality moisturiser will help protect your skin against the cold weather and prevent painful dry skin. Stick to your skincare routines even when you get home late from parties!
- Book yourself into a spa, or pamper yourself at home. One study found that a single massage session lowered the level of stress hormones and boosted white blood cells, which protect the body against germs.
- Keep moving – stick to your existing exercise routine during the holiday season – it’ll help you sleep better, and keep any festive weight gain in check.
And relax – planning for Christmas can prove stressful, there are lists for food and presents, last minute things to buy, huge queues in shops to join the back of and last posting dates to remember. Don’t be afraid to accept offers of help –after all, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”, so take it easy and enjoy!