The holidays can be relaxing and stressful – which can both lead to some unhealthy habits like over-eating and lack of exercise. This is why many people vow to work out more and stick to their diet come the first of the year. But staying healthy during the holidays is possible. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips for staying healthy this holiday season.
Don’t Neglect Your Workout Routine
During holiday breaks many people take a break from their normal exercise routine. While it’s OK to take a short break every once in a while, don’t become completely sedentary during the holidays. Do a workout on the morning of Thanksgiving if you can. Doing so will start your day off on the right foot and make you feel better about indulging in the Thanksgiving meal.
Don’t Stray too Far from Your Diet
This one is easier said than done around the holidays when there are lavish feasts and everyone else is stuffing themselves, but try not to over-indulge during holiday meals.
Don’t Drink Like a Fish
Family tensions can cause a lot of stress and drive many to drink during holiday gatherings. While this may make your get-togethers a bit more bearable, it’s not great for your overall health. As with the food you eat, drink in moderation.
Make an Appointment for Physical Therapy!
Physical therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment method that can help you reduce pain and boost mobility following a surgical procedure, an injury, or a condition. At OrthoRehab Specialists, we have more than thirty years of experience helping patients with their rehabilitation throughout the state of Minnesota. We have established relationships with more than 600 local providers and also offer direct access to physical therapy for Minnesotan patients. Make an appointment with one of our physical therapists today! Our primary clinics are located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis – but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.