How merry is your Christmas? Setting up Christmas decors, preparing your shopping list, and planning meals to cook can all be exciting – well, at least at first. On the 3rd or 4th day of preparation, you begin to feel high-alert stress.
High-alert stress can lower your body’s immune system, which leads to digestive disorders, urinary problems, headaches, insomnia, or anxiety. Not so merry after all right?
However, there are numerous ways to boost your immunity during the holidays. Here’s how I do it.
Hit The Sack
No matter how many activities you try to juggle everyday, sleeping for 8-9 hours per day is still a priority. Yes, there are times where I lack sleep or I don’t sleep at all, but it seldom happens (I feel like crap by then). If your mind is overloaded and you can’t sleep, try to do everything as fast as you can the next day but when night time comes, tell your brain that this time is the time for some good ‘ol zzz’s.
Watch Your Meals
For some, they think stress will help a person burn some calories. When in reality, it’s the opposite that happens. According to experts, stressed people burn fewer calories after high-fat meals and produces more hormone insulin, which of course, means more flappy tummy! Make sure you still eat proper food whatever you’re doing or feeling.
Take Vitamin C
Vitamin C has always been everybody’s favorite nutritional supplement. There are numerous forms of vitamin C which you could buy at the local drug store. However, I recommend Fern-C – a sodium ascorbate vitamin C supplement. Fern-C, as a vitamin C, can boost our body’s immune system and can regenerate other antioxidants in your body. Unlike ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate is non-acidic and more soluble. And because sodium ascorbate is more soluble, it means that you can feel the results faster. Also, because it’s non-acidic, you don’t have to worry about tummy-aches. For women like me who can’t tolerate the acidity of vitamin C, this one’s for you!
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When our schedule is loaded, we tend to put off workout sessions for later. Feeling stressed out? Exercise is the perfect answer. You may not realize it but exercise is a great stress reducer. Don’t forget to have some sexy time with your man too!
Focus On Happiness
Christmas is supposed to a be a time for fun, laughter, love, and happiness. If you think celebrating Christmas is becoming a burden, then might as well quit all that shit. Remember to focus on what will make you truly happy – whether you are alone or with your loved ones.
How do you plan to stay strong and healthy on the holidays?
Feeling Stressed? Stress Relief Might Help Your Health. (2014, December). Retrieved from https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/dec2014/feature1