12 tips to stay healthy through the holidays

Robert L. Ortiz |

The Southern Ute Drum

  1. Move. It can do wonders to boost your mood, clear your head and keep your heart pumping. Continue with physical activity. A 10-20 minute walk is helpful.
  2. Vegetables. Make a commitment to eat some colorful vegetables every day
  3. Gratefulness. Be grateful for what you do have. We can’t all have everything, but we all have something to be grateful for.
  4. Give. Studies show that we are happier when we give rather than when we receive.
  5. Love. Tell someone you love them every day.
  6. Embrace. Touch lowers blood pressure, shows someone you care.
  7. Meditate. Clearing your mind of all your daily “stuff” helps improve mood, let’s go of inconsequential worries.
  8. Call. Make connections with old friends and relatives.
  9. Forgive. Let go of anger and resentment, it does more to hurt you than others.
  10. Celebrate. Rejoice in the season, in your loved ones, in all your blessings.
  11. Cook. Not only are homemade meals more nutritious as you control the ingredients, but they provide a sense of accomplishment. Share your home cooking with those you love.
  12. Laugh. Nothing lowers blood pressure, breaks the ice, or provides a sense of merriment and delight as a good belly laugh. Try one today!

Happy Holidays from Shining Mountain Health & Wellness

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