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4 Easy Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
Fall is here and that means holiday food is right around the corner! During the holiday season, it can be especially tricky to make sure you are getting the correct amount of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Here are four easy tips and tricks to stay healthy during the holidays.
If You Can’t Eat Healthy – Drink Healthy
I know the holidays are the hardest time of year to stay healthy. However, you can make a few adjustments to the items you drink to keep nutrients flowing through your body. There are several better choices for you to make at Walmart than sugary juices! Like V8® Veggie Blends: Berry Bliss and V8® Veggie Blends: Caribbean Greens juice drinks. They are 75% juice and 25% pure water with each 8oz. serving being 60 calories or less with no sugar added and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
The USDA recommends that adults eat 2½-3 cups of vegetables a day but, during the holidays when grandma comes to visit, you may eat pancakes with syrup for breakfast! Right?! I would suggest instead of sugary orange juice, have an 8oz. serving of V8® Veggie Blends to get your 1 full serving (1/2 cup) of vegetables for the day.
I have tried both of these V8® Veggie Blends and they are a healthy beverage option that taste great for those of us looking for a perfect blend of vegetables. To me, they both have a fruity taste. My husband even mixed them together, just to see how they would taste. He said he really liked both, separately and mixed together.
V8® Veggie Blends are an easy, affordable way to help meet your recommended daily intake of veggies. So, while you are at Walmart buying all your holiday goodies, pick up V8® Veggie Blends: Berry Bliss and V8® Veggie Blends: Caribbean Greens. If you are looking online, these flavors are not available yet but, go check out V8 Healthy Greens, another great V8 Veggie drink.
Exercise is just as important during the holidays as any other time of the year, if not more important. I know your family is visiting and you want to sit and visit the entire time but, perhaps you can visit while you are active. Try to plan an aerobic exercise at least three to four days during the week. It doesn’t have to be tedious exercises every day. Plan fun activities, go ice skating, sledding, snow sprints — all of these can be great exercise. Make it a family fun experience!
Keep Germs Away
Colds and the flu are most prevalent during the holiday season. Keep your hands clean by washing them often and urging others to do the same. If you are heading out for a day of shopping, put an alcohol wipe in your purse or use hand sanitizer throughout the day. Stay warm by dressing in layers.
The holidays can be a stressful time. Stress can cause or bring on all kinds of illnesses and fatigue. Between work and extra commitments, you can get overloaded quickly. Make sure to plan time for yourself and learn how to turn down a few invites. This may involve committing to fewer get-togethers or setting a tighter budget. The holiday spirit is about helping others around you, but you also have to make time to take care of yourself. Treat yourself during the holidays; wake up late and enjoy a day of rest, take a bath during the middle of the day, get a massage, read that book you’ve been wanting to read for a long time.
What tips or tricks do you have for staying healthy? What flavors of V8® do you like?
David | Spiced says
You are totally right…this can be a really stressful time of the year. That in turn can lead to getting sick, and no one needs to be sick during the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing these tips! #client
Amy Green says
My family loves V8 drinks! I’ve been hooked on them since I was little. I haven’t tried these yet but they look super yummy!
I love drinking yummy jcies
Kimberly B says
Oh, I want to try the Caribean Greens one! Sounds yummy! I love the V8 blends I share them with my grandkids all the time.
Sarah Kurtz says
I haven’t had a V8 in a long time. With all the different varieties I will definitely try. It’s so easy to over do it this time of year and staying healthy can be hard lol
Lynne B says
I haven’t seen the V8 veggie blend juices yet! Will have to keep an eye out!
Geri Sandoval says
We love V-8, the kids like Pineapple Passion and the Purple Power is my favorite. We really should drink more V-8 because we don’t get enough of our veggies in our diet. I want to try the Berry Bliss. I remember drinking the original V-8 which was great the new flavor are awesome for kids, with their great names.
sheila ressel says
We make sure to take vitamins and supplements daily to stay healthy. I would really like to try the green V8 drink.
Jeanna Massman says
I would love to have these drinks on hand during the holidays to offset all the sugary foods.
Ronald Gagnon says
These are really great tips..such common ideas..but so easily ignored everyday…to our detriment…I like the Veggie Blends
Sue Mullaney says
I love V8 drinks; I haven’t heard of the new flavors yet, but the Berry Bliss one sounds really yummy!
Jerry Marquardt says
I appreciate tips and pointers on making a better desion staying healthy in the holidays and beyond. All the help in the world is needed to help keep me on the right track. I appreciate your help in doing so.
Very interesting tips
Susan Smith says
I’d love to try the Berry Bliss V8 flavor. I try to stay healthy by walking daily and staying away from high sugar foods.
Lindsay Giedosh says
This is really helpful because I just started Weight Watchers and I know the holidays will be rough!
Nancy Burgess says
Thanks for the tips I love these juices.I’ll be sure to have them on hand.
molli taylor says
yep! not enough prevention happening! arm yourself!
Christina G. says
I’ve only tried the original flavor so I’d have to say that’s my favorite. I’d like to try the new flavors. Thanks for posting!
Jeanna Massman says
I’d love to try the Caribbean Green flavor. It sounds both yummy and healthy.
tiffany dayton says
We love V8 juices. The berry bliss is good.