It’s easy to slip into bad habits during the holiday season. There seem to be holiday treats everywhere, and with all of the events occurring this time of year, it’s easy to skip the gym. It’s important to address any bad health habits that may be arising, especially with all the holiday temptation. If we understand that the foods that promote weight gain also damage the skin, causing sagging, wrinkles, discoloration, loss of radiance, enlarged pores and acne, that extra Christmas cookie and calorie-ridden egg nog might not seem so appealing. If we eat a little can of salmon and an apple instead, our skin will take on a new suppleness, clarity and radiance. And by replacing bad habits with the good, weight loss is an added bonus.
As with exercising, we need to establish regular, healthy habits and regimens. We should strive to get as close to 8 hours of sleep per night and learn to not skip meals, including breakfast. Implementing these simple rules will eliminate the pro-inflammatory habits we fall into and help us to achieve and maintain optimum weight, even during this busy time of year.
What do you do to break bad health habits during the holidays?