A healthy way to deal with holiday stress? Yes, there is such a thing, and yes, it is possible for you. The holidays are basically upon us, and amidst all of the planning, shopping, traveling, and eating, we need to stay sane. Use some of these helpful tips from the Jigsaw Health website. There is a taste of some below:
“1. See stress for what it is. Stress happens. Life happens. Viewing normal life events as uncontrollable, personal attacks “wires” you to produce more and more cortisol, drive up your blood pressure, and jeopardize your health. But seeing normal life events as — well, normal — enables your body to “come down” from stressful situations more quickly and stop the vicious stress cycle before it gets out of control.
2. Eat, drink, and be merry — within reason. The holidays are meant for celebration, not overindulgence. Use our holiday eating guide to make wise — and healthy — choices. Having some Digestive Enzymes handy could also be helpful to prevent indigestion from too many rich foods.
3. Exercise for your sanity’s sake. When the stress seems overwhelming, take an exercise break. Just 30 minutes a day — a brisk walk, a run on the treadmill, or strength training — gives you a powerful tool to fend off stress. Exercise not only helps you manage weight and is good for your body, but it can help you de-stress and clear your mind. And with a clear mind, you can make better decisions about what’s good for you this holiday season…”
So take a look, and good luck incorporating them. Have a warm, and safe holiday season!