Here it comes, Holiday Deliciousness! I love everything about the holidays, the food, the weather, the friends and family, everything that makes this time of year special. Running around, eating on the go and hugging everyone I see fills me with joy… and taxes my immune system. I say “Humbug” to colds, sniffles and fatigue! I don’t want to forgo hugs and hot chocolate to stay healthy, so I take a few precautionary steps during the holidays to keep myself and my family healthy (well as healthy as possible, colds can be sneaky bugs!)
- Water…. Water…. Water… Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Not really much else to say. When we jump in the car, each of has a water bottle (re-usable of course!). Remind your kids, “sicky” bugs, aka the common cold, cannot swim. Stick with water, not sugary juices. Sugar is power food for colds and flus.
- Wash your hands. Back to basics and simple. Wash your hands. Walk in the door, wash hands, drink water. Make that your Welcome Home routine. “Wash & Water.”
- Walk, play, run, jump… exercise. Get your heart pumping and blood flowing. Kick up some feel good endorphins. Laugh too while you’re at it, especially if you want a BIG feel good rush! To get this awesome rush, you only need 10 minutes of fun.
- Welcome a home-cooked dinner a few times a week. The healthiest thing you can do for your family is cook from home. Meals can be simple, the simpler the better. Less stress means more time to connect. Here is a dinner tips for you.
Water, Wash, Walk and Welcome! Wonderfully Easy Tips!
Chief Nutrition Officer