Health tips for the holiday season: here is how to stay healthy this Christmas and New Year& |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
- The holiday season can lead to excess consumption of sugar and alcohol
- Here are some tips to keep yourself healthy through the holiday binge
New Delhi: As Christmas and time for New Year comes closer, the party season begins. A new study has suggested that the extra sugar we intake during the holiday season can lead to depression. We often go off our diet during the holiday season and indulge in a little extra drinking, eating, and consume unhealthy, sugary food.
Going overboard may cause health issues, both short term and long term. Consuming an unhealthy diet for a long period can increase your risk of weight gain, obesity and diabetes. Excess drinking can significantly affect your liver and heart. For people who already suffer from health problems, the symptoms can be aggravated if you consume unhealthy food, and you must take care. Here are some tips to stay healthy, this holiday season.
Eat before the party
As boring as it may sound, you must eat before the party to ensure that you do not overeat at the party. Food served at parties is mostly unhealthy and is served late. Delayed eating can lead to overeating, and eating an excess of unhealthy, fried, or oily food can mess up your diet.
Do not skip exercise
The holiday season is very busy, and you may not get time to exercise. However, you must ensure to not skip exercise. One way to make sure that you get time to exercise even during the busy days is to do it early, in the morning, before you step out to party, or shop with friends and family.
Relax and enjoy
As much as you should take care of your health, you must ensure that you spend the holiday season away from stress, anxiety and work problems. Keeping stress away for a while can help improve your health, and spending more time with family and friends is good for your mental health.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.