As enjoyable as the festive season is, the fun is often precipitated by an awful lot to do, and finding balance can be a challenge, so Holistic Medical Centre has a few simple tips to help you regain some balance and keep up at this time of year. It’s a good idea to keep some time for yourself, maybe going for a walk, settling down with a good book, or even getting out in the garden.
Another good tip is to practice saying ‘no’. If saying yes means you are stretching yourself only to then burn out, it is worth finding ways around this or saying no, kindly. You can only give what you have, if you are feeling at the end of your tether and need a quiet night in, then go for it.
Nutrients can often be lacking in the general festive diet of eating out, and delicious Christmas treats can easily be over-indulged inm so here are a few tips to support your system while you still enjoy the decadence of Christmas, such as keeping up your vegetable intake, and keeping up with regular meals (skipping meals makes you more likely to indulge in sugar, large portions or both). You also need liver support – try Artemis Liver Detox tea before eating out to assist with digestion and bloating and supporting detoxification within the body.
Holistic Medical Centre also say that safe sun exposure increases our Vitamin D levels, which help support mood, bone density and reduces inflammation. Some of their favourite sunblocks include Synergie Uber Zinc; Coola Sunscreen and Skinnies – all available at their Centre. Also, keeping hydrated is important. Aim to have 2.5 litres of water daily (this does not include caffeinated beverages). If drinking water is something you struggle with, add a few slices of cucumber, or seasonal berries or citrus fruit. If you exercise frequently especially outdoors, make sure you have electrolytes added into your water (without the sugar is a better option) and they recommend the Elete Electrolyte drops mixed in with some fresh lemon juice.