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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?