Tips For Surviving The Holiday Season (Part 2)
If you are like most people you will probably be indulging yourself a little more this time of year so we found a few tips that should keep you feeling happy and healthy during this holiday season.
1. Drink Up.
After traveling, tons of activity and possibly a few cocktails, your body is dehydrated. For the holiday season, you should be drinking at least 2 litres of water per day. Try adding lemon or cucumber to your water to keep things interesting.
2. Bring Your Acid Levels Down.
Having the right alkaline balance is important for many reasons including improving energy levels, decreasing your inflammation, supporting disease prevention and more. After indulging in processed foods, sugary treats, bread, dairy and a few cocktails, you need to balance your pH levels.
Focus on eating alkaline-forming foods like apples, bananas, papaya (contains digestive enzymes), grapefruit, watermelon, kiwi, berries, mangos, kale (a great source of fiber), broccoli, spinach, snap peas, arugula, leafy greens, zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, onions (cleanse the liver), bell peppers, celery, avocados, along with adding lemon to your water.
5. Walk & Rest.
Recharge and relax with a good 30-minute walk after dinner for the next few days. This will also help you unwind before bed while enjoying a bit of much needed “you time” after a busy weekend. Head to bed and get at least 7.5 hours of rest each night to reset your system. Yoga can also be a good way to relax, sweat and recharge. Just remember not to push yourself too hard and enjoy the holiday season.
Resources: http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2014/12/tone-it-up-how-to-bounce-back-during-the-holidays/, Posted by LaurenConrad.com December 2nd, 2014 (How to Bounce Back During the Holidays)
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