With Thanksgiving around the corner The Green Yogi reached out to Katie Bressack of Balanced Beings for tips to keep us healthy during this busy time. Follow as many tips as you can (my baby is laughing at tip #3!) for a health and gratitude filled season.
The holidays are such a beautiful opportunity to reflect on what we enjoy about our lives. This year I am very excited to be heading back east to visit my family for Thanksgiving. It is my Grandma’s 93rd birthday and I am meeting my niece for the first time. I am very grateful to be celebrating a day of thanks this year with my loved ones.
We tend to forget to take care of ourselves when our lives become busy, so here are some ways you can have a healthy holiday season.
1. Take a few moments to write down what you are grateful for this holiday season. Look at this every day, especially when things start to get really busy this holiday season it will be important to remember what you are grateful for.
2. Schedule in YOU time on the calendar. Look at your calendar today and schedule you on the calendar every single day. This is your time so treat it like you do with any other appointment on the calendar – show up, be present and enjoy your time.
3. Keep your energy level up. Maintain a sleep schedule that works the best for you, aim for at least 7-8 hours a night. A helpful tip is to go to bed and wake up every day at the same time to keep your body in balance, even on the weekends.
4. Add in greens to each meal of your day. Greens are energizing and grounding which are both important to incorporate into our diet every day but especially around the holidays.
5. Move your body! Exercise every day, going for a walk on the beach counts. The more you move your body the more your energy levels remain high. Exercise also helps to keep your brain clear and focused as well as helps curb cravings and will help prevent you from also helps you from reaching for that cookie or extra piece of pie.
6. Drink tons of water. Sometimes when we get busy we forget the basics. Water is very important especially around the holidays since it helps detox our body, key to the morning after holiday parties. Water also gives us energy and helps curb cravings. If your body is dehydrated it will start to crave sweets. Next time you start craving a cookie, drink a glass of water first then wait twenty minutes to see if you are still craving that sweet. Perhaps you were just thirsty. Adding lemons to your water is also helpful during this busy season to help build up the immune system, key to preventing colds and detoxes the body!
For more healthy tips schedule your free health session today by emailing Katie at Katie@balanced-beings.com.
Katie Bressack of Balanced Beings is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC, AADP).