December: a month of Christmas shopping, Christmas parties with friends, family and work colleagues. Over indulgence, amazing seasonal foods, cuddling up warm inside away from the cold and maybe even hoping for a chance of snow.
I like to take some time off exercising at Christmas and I usually go out for a nice walk on Christmas day to get rid of the cobwebs and work up an appetite for dinner. I like my food and I usually stuff myself until I can fit no more in.
With work nights out and all the pressures of buying presents in time and getting Christmas food all ready, it can get to be a really hectic time in December. Sometimes it’s easy to let exercise and healthy eating slip, and keeping healthy and taking care of yourself, let alone even thinking about it.
To help you with this I came across this: Bupa have made an online Bupa advent calendar that will post a new health tip each day until Christmas to help you stay healthy this festive season. The tips are focused around various topics, including sensible drinking, keeping active and reducing stress. Each day you get a new tip and
The health tips are short and to the point and might help you manage things in what might be a stressful time, or give you advice on alcohol, sensible drinking, exercise and fitness and nutrition and diet. Each day has a short tip and there are links which provide more information on how to get the most out of life on the right hand side of the screen.
Here’s one of the tips about giving up smoking (which links nicely to a post I recently did):A 20-a-day smoker spends about £2,000 a year on cigarettes – just think of all the gifts and good cheer your could spread if you kicked the habit. Something to think about for your New Year’s Resolution? Take this opportunity to make a plan of action for stopping smoking and tell your friends and family so they can help and offer you support.
Visit the advent calendar each day to get your daily manageable dose of health information and even share it with your friends and family or on social websites like Facebook. And in the meantime, there are 17 days worth of tips and information to help you have a healthy, happy and stress free festive period.
I hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas! 🙂