5 Tips For a Healthy Christmas

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Whether a child or an adult, everyone gets excited thinking about Christmas. It is the season of sharing. You would have shared cakes, gifts, and love every year, and try sharing something a little different this year. Take time to read this blog and share the below much-needed tips to cherish the celebration!

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1) Do Not Overeat

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No Christmas can be complete without munching on the cookies and cakes given by your loved ones. Yes, the foods on your table might be mouth-watering. But do not binge on them. Take a small bite of your favorite food when you crave it. Thus, you can get rid of the craving and, at the same time, have a healthy food intake.

2) Limit Alcohol

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Social gatherings and family gatherings during Christmas can never keep us away from alcohol. But if you can still refrain from alcohol, that’s great! If not, at least stick within limits. A glass of wine to lift the mood of your celebration is fine, but do not go overboard. Keep in mind the harmful effects of alcohol, and you will get through this Christmas without drinking too much.

 
 

3) Get Adequate Sleep

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The buzz around Christmas Eve is more like caffeine and can keep you awake. Meeting your family and friends makes you so delighted that you almost forget about your routine sleep pattern. But, do remember! Sleep is needed for you to be active both physically and mentally. Get a good night’s sleep and enjoy your day with bounds of energy.

4) Do Not Skip Exercise

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When loved ones are around, the excitement you get can make you skip your regular exercises. With all the junk you brunch upon, sweating out is needed to lose all the extra calories you have taken in. Indulge in workouts so as not to increase your waistline. Never exercised before? Do not postpone your resolution to the New year; instead, kick start it now!

5) Drink Water

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Intake of food and beverages can be pretty heavy during the Christmas season. But that does not mean you can say ‘No’ to water. For your body to digest all that you eat, water is essential. Therefore, do drink at least ten glasses of water daily.

No one can stop you from the bite of cake or the sip of alcohol this Christmas season. Still, you have to be cautious of what you take in! Take the Christmas season for the amount of joy it brings in and not for the amount of food you can crunch upon! We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and may Santa load you with a bounty of gifts.

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