Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather to feast! Don’t fret, there is nothing wrong with splurging a little bit throughout the holiday season after all the hard work you’ve done to create healthier habits throughout the year. While the holidays and health don’t traditionally go as well together as we’d like in nutritional value, there are a few things you can do to make for a happier and healthier Thanksgiving.
Don’t skip breakfast: Saving up the hunger for a big meal later in the day? Bad idea! Start your day with a light, healthy meal so you don’t arrive to your Thanksgiving feast on a rumbling stomach and scarf down more than you should. Eating smaller meals throughout the day is better than one or two big meals.
Move around: Try not to sit around all day waiting for the ever so exciting Thanksgiving meal. Go for a walk before and/or after each meal to get active. This is also the perfect time of the year to get a nice flag football or kickball game going with family and friends and enjoy the fresh air and cool weather.
Moderate consumption: We all know the saying, “everything is good in moderation.” This couldn’t apply more to Thanksgiving. With so many dishes and foods spread out throughout the table portion control is important. Don’t forget that drinks can pack on calories just as quickly as food so moderate your overall food and drink intake.
Enjoy friend and family time: This one is good for your mental wellbeing. Take the time to enjoy the company of your loved ones and friends. This can be a good break from your everyday stress at the office and a good time to just relax, unwind, and enjoy some delicious food.
We hope these tips lead you to a happier and healthier Thanksgiving. We are thankful for our clients and good health here at WeAreWellness and want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving!