Did you know that this Holiday Season we are expected to attend an average of around 30 hours (or more) attending parties, social events and family gatherings during the next 8 weeks alone? The number surprised me: that's nearly 5 hours of partying a week! What's more alarming is that those hours don't even include your shopping, travel time or the hours spent cooking in preparation for those parties and events! So, with this in mind, I offer 3 simple tips to help maintain your health, wellness and "sanity" through this flurry of holiday season activities.
Relax Your Muscles. After spending time on your feet, sit down and actively relax your muscles by tensing and relaxing each large muscle group. Start with your head by doing some gentle neck and shoulder rolls. Then work your way down through your hands, arms, legs and finally your feet. This is one of the easiest ways to ease tension in the body as it builds up. Stay limber.
Up Your Hydration. Start your morning with a mug of warm water and the juice from half a lemon. The ritual of this practice gives you the chance to set your intentions for the day, and also reap the benefits of the vitamins from the lemon to help maintain optimum body performance while also starting the day with water to help hydrate against the drying cooler weather, too.
Keep Your Sleep. Daylight Savings Time aside, bear in mind that while the days grow shorter, the body still fully needs its rest and quiet to regenerate and nourish from the long days of shopping and cheer. Power naps, quiet reading time and of course a full 8 hours of sleep at night are some of the best ways to keep stress levels low during the bustle of the season.
So there you have it; My three simple tips for staying sane this Holiday Season. Oh, and as we enter the month of November, I want to thank you with a little gift for your support this year. For me, it has certainly been a crazy one filled with dramatic change for me and I know I couldn't have made it this far without you.
As always – Enjoy Your Life!
John Aaron Villarreal
Bio: I am a Houston based, male massage therapist and wellness coach specializing in pain management and health programs for individuals over the age of forty. I laugh - a lot. I'm quirky but sincere. And, while I'm not a counselor, I do listen and I do care: Except for the times that I don't. That’s a joke - Did I mention that I like to laugh? Anyway, visit my website, call or email me and let's get together to talk about you, and the many ways to live life better!
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