Maintain – Don’t Gain Campaign 2015
Published: December 4, 2015
You may enjoy hosting holiday gatherings or entertaining out-of-town guests. But sometimes, stress can crash your party and ruin your weight management plan. That’s when you need to take time out to give yourself some breathing room. With a little planning and awareness, you can stay on track.
Here are some simple ways to help you get back your balance — and handle whatever the holidays throw at you.
Unplug. Take a break from checking your phone or email. Instead, enjoy a long bath. Or, go for a nature walk. (Exercise is a great stress reliever!) Just be present and happy in the moment.
Bust a move. Turn on your favorite jams and show off your best moves! Music has been shown to lower depression, anxiety, and even pain. Dancing releases endorphins (happy hormones) into your body.
Laugh it off. Laughing relaxes your body and clears your mind. Feeling anxious? Watch a comedy or spend time with a funny friend. A good belly laugh will wash your tension away.