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Posted on 11-23-2016

Staying Focused on Health & Wellness for the Holidays

It is nearly the holiday season again! With the holidays come great food, time with family, and a barrage of holiday tunes. With all the seasonal fun it can be easy to get off track with our health and wellness.

To help get you ready for the holidays we wanted to share some tips on how to stay focused on your health and wellness in the midst of the merriment.

Keeping Your Mind on Nutrition

You get out of your body what you put in. Nutrition should be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to your health and wellness. A common mistake most people make while dieting during the holiday season is being too restrictive. You can certainly enjoy holiday food, but you must be mindful about balancing treats and the foods with higher nutritional value.

Regarding Desserts

We at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness urge our patients to focus more on vegetables and healthy fats rather than cake and ice cream. But we are all human, and during the holiday season, we are bound to run into a few cookies here and there.

A great tip from Hammonasset CrossFit’s own Jessica Dean is to incorporate the “3 Bite Rule” if you are trying to limit your dessert intake. You savor the first two bites, and the third is your goodbye bite. You get to enjoy the holiday foods, while also staying in control of your sugars.

For more nutritional information, check out Dr. Keith Mirante’s interview below with nutritionist Jessica Dean.

Active Lifestyle

Remaining active is incredibly important to how your body functions. Human beings were not meant to sit down and eat turkey and stuffing all day. Your body craves movement and needs it for overall performance. Rule of thumb is to actively exercise 5-6 days a week with a minimum of 60% of your max heart rate.

My Fitness Pal is an excellent app to help you stay on track with your health and fitness. It allows you to scan foods in your pantry and at the store to determine its nutritional value. It also allows you to keep track of your physical activity. By utilizing this tool you will be able to determine if you have gotten enough movement and exercise throughout the day.

For more great information from Dr. Keith Mirante himself, check out our Educational Videos page below to learn more about how to stay well. 

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