Look After Your ‘Personal Health’ this Festive Season – By Rachel Coleman

There is plenty of time to get back on the band wagon in the new year but making the journey unnecessarily hard by going hell for leather with mindless eating & drinking will only make you feel even worse. If you can try to go easy on yourself and strive for health, happiness and maybe a little BALANCE…………

If you pay a little attention to your wellness over the Christmas period, having the odd blow out won’t be the end of the world if you follow these tips…

Hydrate Before a Big Night Out:

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One of the biggest downsides of partying hard is the banging headache and hangover like feeling of the day after. Often these symptoms are made worse by the fact you are dehydrated as alcohol is a diuretic. Coupled with rich or salty food no wonder your insides feel like the Sahara Desert.

One of the best tricks is to ensure you are fully hydrated before the big night and if you really want to party like a pro – adding a diorite to your evening will help keep all your salts in check before you begin.

Exercise Every Day:

It might be the last thing you feel like doing and you’re telling yourself ‘It’s Christmas’ but you know you’ll feel so much better if you move even just a small bit. It doesn’t have to be a big workout. Just get out for a walk, go for a run or do a few stretches at home every day over the Christmas week.

Exercise is what your body craves, it loves to move and just because it’s party season don’t fall out of your daily habit, this will make a huge difference to how you feel on January 1st. It also may be just the excuse you need to escape when you’ve you spent enough time with family…….

Catch Up On Some Well Earned Sleep:

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Christmas is the perfect time to catch up on some well earned sleep – with late nights and the stress on the run up to Christmas, often lack of sleep can make things feel a whole lot worse and lead to poor lifestyle choices. Use the party season as a time to get a little extra sleep and reap the benefits in the new year.

Ring In a New Year of Health and Wellness!

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When it comes to food – don’t beat yourself up if your plan of not  on over indulging didn’t quite work out. Instead set a time limit and get back on track as soon as possible so that the holiday week doesn’t now roll into the holiday month.

January is a great time to get back into a new way of health and wellness so make sure your partying ends on Dec 31st so you’re ready to ring in the new year of health & wellness with us here in Personal Health in 2017!

But most importantly…..have FUN and enjoy yourself! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄