Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

Author -  Good Health

Christmas is nearly here and chances are your social invites are starting to clog up your inbox, with everything from workplace Christmas parties to catch-ups with old friends. It’s hard to put the brakes on when it comes to seasonal celebrations, but if you put a few measures in place you can ensure all of your good health habits aren’t derailed at this crazy time of year.

1. Watch what you put in your mouth

Your body is a machine and it needs the correct fuel to function. It also needs plenty of TLC to keep it functioning at its optimum level. This could be as simple as adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your early morning routine. Just drinking one or two teaspoons of this little wonder (in a glass of water) fifteen minutes before eating will help you to digest that larger-than-usual festive meal. That food coma feeling you get is caused by your blood and energy working overtime to give your digestive system a hand, so give them a break and let them get back to keeping you up and running. Of course the best option is to stick to lighter meals, but we all know that sometimes that just isn’t possible! Herbs like gentian, dandelion root and wormwood can also be a huge help or natural health supplements like Sugar Stop, Carb Blocker and Liposorb that can help to manage the effects of overeating or address issues like sugar cravings.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

2. Watch what you drink

We’re talking champagne, eggnog, vodka, beer and whatever else your poison may be. Alcohol's effect on your body is significant; it takes the good (e.g. hydration) and leaves the bad (e.g. bloating). When you drink alcohol, it hinders the production of vasopressin - an anti-diuretic hormone. This causes your kidneys to go into overdrive, removing excess water from your system and sending water straight to your bladder (and you to the bathroom!) instead of your vital organs.

For those that want to enjoy a cheeky tipple over the silly season, it’s not all bad news – there are a few simple things you can do to keep your consumption in check. Keeping your body hydrated by drinking a glass of water between alcoholic beverages will work wonders, and supplementing with herbs and nutrients can help support the liver in times of excess. Zinc and B vitamins help the liver to break down and detoxify alcohol, but the king of all liver herbs has to be Milk Thistle. Start getting into the habit of taking Good Health Milk Thistle or Liver Tonic now to give your liver extra antioxidant support in the lead up to Christmas.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

3. Keep up good weight-conscious habits amidst the madness

Just because your social calendar is filling up doesn’t mean you have to ignore exercise - if you have been maintaining a good weight over the last year then ask yourself: do you really want to sacrifice all of your good work by using the excuse that it’s Christmas?

Eat smaller amounts and opt for colourful, healthy salads and fruit whenever you can. Take advantage of daylight saving to schedule in early morning exercise, which will also curb your enthusiasm for late nights. When you’re on holiday, make exercise a family affair – walking, swimming and playing games on the beach are perfect during the Kiwi summer.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

4. Boost your energy levels

At this time of year you’ll need it! If you’re feeling tired just thinking about Christmas, then consider taking some adaptogen herbs to get you on track and fighting fit for all the season throws at you. Withania, Siberian Ginseng and Rhodiola all help your adrenal glands cope with all of the physical, mental and emotional demands that modern life brings. B vitamins are also a great pick as they help the body to produce energy and can give you a real boost. Check out Good Health B Stress Free and Stress & Vitality Support.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

5. Soothe the stress

For many of us, Christmas just means more stress added to an already busy schedule. There is also the pressure of dealing with a mass of family members. Consider adding some anxiety reducing herbs such as passionflower, lemon balm and zizyphus to your day, as well as Magnesium to soothe frayed nerves and aid with sleep. Check out Good Health B Stress Free and Magnesium to help you make it through the festive season with a spring in your step!

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

6. Get back to your good habits, ASAP

Once the silly season is over there is a whole new year in front of you to get back on track and reset your goals. Take some time out in nature, and get your insides back to functioning at their best by eating well and taking digestive enzymes like Good Health Natural Digestion to give your tummy and small intestine a helping hand.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

Christmas doesn’t have to be an unhealthy time of year and by incorporating a few of the tips above, you can make sure your good habits aren’t derailed this silly season. Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy the festivities!

 

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Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

Christmas is nearly here and chances are your social invites are starting to clog up your inbox, with everything from workplace Christmas parties to catch-ups with old friends. It’s hard to put the brakes on when it comes to seasonal celebrations, but if you put a few measures in place you can ensure all of your good health habits aren’t derailed at this crazy time of year.

1. Watch what you put in your mouth

Your body is a machine and it needs the correct fuel to function. It also needs plenty of TLC to keep it functioning at its optimum level. This could be as simple as adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your early morning routine. Just drinking one or two teaspoons of this little wonder (in a glass of water) fifteen minutes before eating will help you to digest that larger-than-usual festive meal. That food coma feeling you get is caused by your blood and energy working overtime to give your digestive system a hand, so give them a break and let them get back to keeping you up and running. Of course the best option is to stick to lighter meals, but we all know that sometimes that just isn’t possible! Herbs like gentian, dandelion root and wormwood can also be a huge help or natural health supplements like Sugar Stop, Carb Blocker and Liposorb that can help to manage the effects of overeating or address issues like sugar cravings.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

2. Watch what you drink

We’re talking champagne, eggnog, vodka, beer and whatever else your poison may be. Alcohol's effect on your body is significant; it takes the good (e.g. hydration) and leaves the bad (e.g. bloating). When you drink alcohol, it hinders the production of vasopressin - an anti-diuretic hormone. This causes your kidneys to go into overdrive, removing excess water from your system and sending water straight to your bladder (and you to the bathroom!) instead of your vital organs.

For those that want to enjoy a cheeky tipple over the silly season, it’s not all bad news – there are a few simple things you can do to keep your consumption in check. Keeping your body hydrated by drinking a glass of water between alcoholic beverages will work wonders, and supplementing with herbs and nutrients can help support the liver in times of excess. Zinc and B vitamins help the liver to break down and detoxify alcohol, but the king of all liver herbs has to be Milk Thistle. Start getting into the habit of taking Good Health Milk Thistle or Liver Tonic now to give your liver extra antioxidant support in the lead up to Christmas.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

3. Keep up good weight-conscious habits amidst the madness

Just because your social calendar is filling up doesn’t mean you have to ignore exercise - if you have been maintaining a good weight over the last year then ask yourself: do you really want to sacrifice all of your good work by using the excuse that it’s Christmas?

Eat smaller amounts and opt for colourful, healthy salads and fruit whenever you can. Take advantage of daylight saving to schedule in early morning exercise, which will also curb your enthusiasm for late nights. When you’re on holiday, make exercise a family affair – walking, swimming and playing games on the beach are perfect during the Kiwi summer.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

4. Boost your energy levels

At this time of year you’ll need it! If you’re feeling tired just thinking about Christmas, then consider taking some adaptogen herbs to get you on track and fighting fit for all the season throws at you. Withania, Siberian Ginseng and Rhodiola all help your adrenal glands cope with all of the physical, mental and emotional demands that modern life brings. B vitamins are also a great pick as they help the body to produce energy and can give you a real boost. Check out Good Health B Stress Free and Stress & Vitality Support.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

5. Soothe the stress

For many of us, Christmas just means more stress added to an already busy schedule. There is also the pressure of dealing with a mass of family members. Consider adding some anxiety reducing herbs such as passionflower, lemon balm and zizyphus to your day, as well as Magnesium to soothe frayed nerves and aid with sleep. Check out Good Health B Stress Free and Magnesium to help you make it through the festive season with a spring in your step!

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

6. Get back to your good habits, ASAP

Once the silly season is over there is a whole new year in front of you to get back on track and reset your goals. Take some time out in nature, and get your insides back to functioning at their best by eating well and taking digestive enzymes like Good Health Natural Digestion to give your tummy and small intestine a helping hand.

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

Christmas doesn’t have to be an unhealthy time of year and by incorporating a few of the tips above, you can make sure your good habits aren’t derailed this silly season. Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy the festivities!

 

Don’t let Christmas derail your good habits

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