BE KIND Wellness Wednesday – A Guide to Health Holiday Habits!

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Wellness Wednesday emails are designed to provide you with simple tools, information, and resources to encourage positive and healthy lifestyle choices. As a proud recipient of The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, The Be Kind People Project is committed to the health and wellness of its employees, friends, and family.


Tis the Season!

The Holiday Season is a time for festivities with family and friends, and food is one thing that brings us all together. The COVID-19 pandemic still affects individuals daily, and whether you plan to attend a safe social distanced party or spend the holidays at home, food temptations are everywhere.

You may ask, how can I stick to my plan? Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy balanced diet during the holiday season!

Prioritize Temptation 

It has been proven that individuals typically gain weight during the holiday season. However, you can still enjoy your favorites while maintaining a healthy diet.

No food is off-limits, and allowing yourself to enjoy your favorites can help prevent eating any late-night pie or cookies! Indulging the foods you want while still holding yourself accountable can ensure you maintain a healthy relationship with food.

Stay Active 

People are very busy during the holiday season, and it can often be hard to prioritize physical activities. Engaging in physical activity every day, even for small amounts of time, can help you maintain a healthy weight. Also, staying active can help alleviate any stress, which I know can be a lot during the holiday season.

Below are some ways you can engage in physical activity this holiday season:

  • Break up your physical activity into smaller spurts (like zumba or swimming)
  • Park further away when doing your holiday shopping (forces you to get your steps in)
  • Take the stairs when you can or take part in your neighborhood Holiday Fun Run.

Happy Holidays!

Lastly, it is essential to remember what the holiday season means to you and enjoy your visits with family and friends.

When you prioritize the essential things in life, you will find it easier to maintain a healthy, balanced holiday diet.

Published on December 15, 2021
By Maria Kirley, School Wellness Programs & Events Intern

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