Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

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With the holidays around the corner, it’s about to be prime time for travel, holiday parties and kids out of school. And for those living in seasonal climate, the weather transition can be tough on the immune system. Beyond Moms, it’s time to step up the self-care and be purposeful about our wellness routine. Incorporate these five sure ways to enjoy the next month with stamina and energy!

Here are 5 wellness tips: 

Incorporate Vitamin C rich sources into your diet.

Vitamin C helps boost our immunity and fight off infection. Consuming foods rich in Vitamin C helps arm our body to hopefully fight off the unknown. Go for citrus fruits, broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes and bell peppers!

Hydrate!

Staying hydrated will help you stay energetic because dehydration could cause weakness and compromise your immunity. Whether it’s drinking water around the clock or adding water rich food sources into your diet, adequate water intake plays a role in keeping you healthy during cold and flu season. The more you drink, the more you may have to use the bathroom, which eliminates bacteria anyway.

Get your Zzzz’s

Have you noticed that it is usually when you haven’t slept enough or you feel run down that something hits you? Usually a cold, cough, sinuses, or a yucky bug. So when you see a hectic week coming up, it is equally as important to schedule downtime so that you get to rest. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of your family.

Try Essential Oils

While there is no strong evidence associated between using essential oils and warding off infections, it certainly could help. It could help alleviate some of the sinus congestion or heaviness your head or body may feel. Even as little as rubbing on your temples or on your pillowcase could provide a restful night and alleviate the pressure.

Wash your hands (and wipe down everything!)

Hand washing is probably the first line of defense you should practice. It is so so effective. There are germs everywhere. Whether it is changing your clothes after being outside or at the gym or wiping down your phone or laptop, these little actions could have an impact on additional germ exposure.

 

Here’s hoping to a healthy, happy holiday and winter season!

 

Thinking about your health and wellness this holiday season? Join us at the Chaise Fitness Workout with FabGab and Beyond Mom on December 11th!

 

Anita Mirchandani

Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, C.D.N received a B.A. from NYU and a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from NYU. After completing a dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian hospital, Anita is a practicing Registered Dietitian. Anita also maintains current fitness certifications in indoor cycling, kickboxing, group exercise, and personal training. As of June 2014, Anita represents the New York State Dietetic Association as a media spokesperson. She is also an AFPA certified prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist. Currently, Anita consults on all things nutrition related for food and beverage start-ups. She is the resident dietitian at Yummy Spoonfuls and contributes content to various platforms. Follow @FitNutAnita on Twitter and Instagram to be part of the conversation!