Health and Wellness during the Holiday season

The end of year holidays are a magical time. This bustling season can bring everything from warm family memories to busy traffic, but it’s a wonderful time of year all the same. Of course, there’s one thing that everyone looks forward to when we think about the holiday season.

The food.

Oh the food! From Christmas to New Year’s Day, there are plenty of delicacies to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when we often allow ourselves to indulge a little more than usual, because that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for, right?

Before you overdo it and regret that extra slice (or two) of cake, check out these friendly tips to help you keep up your energy and stay healthy through the holidays.

Plan ahead

Lots of travelling is a given during the holidays, so you may find yourself waiting between meals. You can probably expect no shortage of available snacks, so make sure you control your intake of sugary desserts. Fiber and whole grains are your best friends as they keep you feeling full longer.

Indulge only in the special stuff

You’ll find plenty to snack on over the next few weeks, so when gifts of chocolate and Christmas treats from the neighbours and work colleagues start piling up, choose wisely. Save your appetite for something a little more special, like a homemade apple pie.

Find ways to stay active

A part of the M3 Pledge is to take 7500 steps a day, which is more important than ever after your Christmas day dinner. Whether you’re staying active before meals or after (or both), adding 10 minutes of walking or a quick workout every day adds up.

Don’t forget your Modere products

Modere has your back when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle all year long! M3 is healthy lifestyle and good nutrition combined with weight control and slots conveniently into your daily life with no disruption to your mealtimes.

You have an arsenal at your disposal to support your health. Just make sure to leave some space in your luggage for these holiday (and year-round) must-haves.

Go light on the dressings and sauces

You can’t always control what’s being served at dinner, but you can control your portions and what you add on top. For instance, you can make dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing a bit healthier by limiting the sauce or gravy you put on top. It may taste good, but cream on the apple pie isn’t essential. Small changes like this can pay off big in the long run.