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5 Habits for a Healthy Holiday Season

Posted by MacKenzie Hartung on

A healthy holiday season, that’s the goal, right? With a record breaking 50.9 million travelers over Thanksgiving weekend and the rest of the holiday season estimated to do the same, it is important to put your health first if you want it to survive all the office and ugly-sweater festivities. Don’t let a pesky chest cold slow you down. Here are 5 habits you can add to your routine or into your carry-on luggage to keep you healthy and happy this holiday season:

Add Some Nutrients To Your Morning or Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

To say you’re busy during the holidays is an understatement. Since ’tis the season for coffee dates and late nights, trying adding some nutrient-dense superfoods and spices to your mug, like turmeric, cacao powder and cinnamon. Better yet? Be your own barista and make your favorite coffee shop order at home with a healthy update! Check out this article for 3 healthy beverage alternatives.

Get Out For A Walk

Part of what we all love about this season are the parties, indulgences and sweet treats, but make sure you are keeping your metabolism and immune system in peek shape by moving your body. It can be as simple as hitting the pavement for a nice, crisp morning walk, or an afternoon stroll to check out the lights. Maybe even suggest a little walk and talk to catch up with friends!

Try Meditation

We all know how easy it is to get overwhelmed during the holiday season. Whether you have to run to the jam-packed grocery store or sit in traffic on your way out of town, give yourself permission to slow down and take a deep breath. Incorporating some kind of mindfulness into the madness will increase your appreciation for what’s around you. Here is a simple guide on how you can add meditation to your holiday routine, and give yourself the gift of relaxation.

Pack Snacks

Being out of town for the holidays and stuck on the road for hours at a time can make it hard to get in all the vegetables and nutrients you need to stay healthy during this season. Instead of that pit stop at a roadside market, try stocking up on these easy, packable snacks before you hit the road:

  1. Carrots and Hope Hummus
  2. Lesser Evil Popcorn
  3. For yogurt without the mess, try drinkable yogurt from Siggis
  4. Health-Ade Kombucha to keep your tummy happy
  5. Bananas, Grapes, Apples or your fruit of choice
  6. Perfect Bars, of course, to get in all those superfoods and protein!

Stay Hydrated – Your Body + Lips Too!

During these cold winter months, our skin can get dry and itchy. We believe that what you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body, so this season, try going for clean skincare and body lotions. The Cocokind Skincare MyMatcha Stick is the perfect size to throw in your pocket or pack in your bag. And with it’s clean ingredient list of only organic coconut oil, beeswax and matcha tea powder, you can apply it liberally to any part of your face, hand or lips that needs some extra love.

So whether you’re on-the-go or cozied up next to the fire, we are wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.