Stay Healthy and Happy During the Holiday Season!

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Stay Healthy and Happy During the Holiday Season!

Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season Infographic5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Don’t pack on the holiday pounds, check out these tips for staying healthy and fit during the holiday season!

1)Get Moving: Avoid sitting for prolonged periods. Get up for 5 minutes every 30-60 minutes. This reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

2)Stay Hydrated: Your brain can confuse thirst with hunger. Drink the recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day.

3)Indulge for a night, not a season: It’s okay to indulge, but don’t overdo it. Try to avoid allowing treats to linger after the party is over.

4)Take Time:  Take time for yourself! Stress increases during the holiday season, which often leads to consuming extra comfort foods. If you feel stressed, go for a walk or try some deep breathing.

5)Exercise: If you can, exercise early in the day so you don’t get distracted by the endless to-do list. Or incorporate exercise into your party by playing games with movement.

If you have any questions please and want some additional tips contact Sarah Sowders at 252-426-5428 or sahesing@ncsu.edu. Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

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