How The Holidays Can Ruin You

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How Holidays Can Ruin YouThe holidays are a demanding time of the year. You have family coming to visit, side dishes and dinners to cook, your house to clean, and lots of hidden tasks that come up at the last minute while the holidays are in full swing.

Unfortunately the holidays are not great for our health besides the fact that we’re happy to be visiting with friends and family. For this reason I put together a list of 3 big issues that can ruin our looks and health during the holidays. If you follow these 3 tips and avoid the issues then you can stay healthy and improve your looks!

Sleepless Nights

With all the work that is required during the holidays, it leaves us with little time to sleep. When we do have time to sleep, it’s hard to fall asleep because we have so many thoughts constantly running through our minds.

When I am trying to sleep at night I am constantly thinking about who is coming over, what we will be eating, do we have enough food, do I have enough food and beverages that everyone will enjoy, and the list goes on and on.

To combat this negative effect from the holidays, be sure to make an easy to follow to do list so you know exactly what you need to do. You can write the list down on a piece of paper or add it to the notes section of your phone.

When you’re having trouble sleeping and you keep thinking about all of the things you have to do the next day, just get up and takes your notes out. This way you can write down all of the things you’re thinking about, which will help you stop thinking about them and feel better that you have everything saved somewhere so you don’t have to remember it.

Shorter Days

The next problem with the holidays is that they’re on some of the shortest days of the year. With less sun shining during the day it gets darker earlier and we feel like the day is ending much shorter than it really is. The consequence of this can stress us out.

Make sure you have everything on your to do list planned out so you can make sure you have enough time to finish cleaning around your house or to put all the presents under the tree for your grandkids. Time management is a great skill to have during this time.

Make sure you have everything planned out with a time attached to it so you stay accountable and take action on what you need to get done.

Unhealthy Eating

Last but not least, the holidays is the time of year we eat the most unhealthiest foods. There are Christmas cookies, cakes, and candy. When all of these unhealthy foods are around and easy to access, we tend to eat more and more because these foods are addictive.

With all of this food around you need to make sure you remember how much of it you’re eating. If you can keep track, you can limit yourself so you don’t over eat any of these unhealthy foods and avoid holiday weight gain.

It’s important to know that you don’t have to give up these unhealthy foods for the holidays. Just make sure you limit yourself properly so you don’t eat more than your body can handle.

Final Thought

You should remember that this is the time of year to be happy and enjoy yourself. Keep these tips in mind so you can feel full of energy and happy during this holiday season!

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Matt Green is a health and fitness expert who trains clients and helps anyone achieve the health and fitness goals they are reaching for. Matt has been into health and wellness for over 13 years. For more information please check out his short bio
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