Recover November

Who needs to think about recovering when “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” as Andy Williams proclaims in the very famous song of the same title.  And how could it not be as Williams goes on to sing...

with the kids jingle belling

and everyone telling you Be of good cheer

Then there are all those...

holiday greetings and gay happy meetings

when friends come to call

along with the...

parties for hosting and

marshmallows for toasting

and finally, don’t forget...

there’ll be much mistltoeing

and hearts will be glowing

when loves one are near”...

So I guess for many it really is “the hap-happiest season of all”, but we also know the holiday season can be a stressful time of year for many and unfortunately can leave you feeling drained by its end.  One of the best ways to recover from the holiday season is to have a plan of attack in mind before it even begins.  Here are a few thoughts that may just actually help make it the most wonderful time of the year!

1. If you are hosting gatherings of family and friends have a mantra that helps keep you sane when not everyone gets along!  Something as simple as saying to yourself “I can only bring my loved ones together, I can’t make them get along” can go a long way.

2. Attending all those holiday parties and gatherings can up your calories and pack on the pounds.  So use a simple trick...Pre-eat a few quality snacks before you arrive to curb your appetite and help you avoid overeating.  Try a handful of almonds or walnuts, carrot sticks or a few pieces of fruit.  

3. Don’t save adding some exercise in your life for your new years resolution.  Start now by adding something as simple as 15 or 20 minutes of brisk walking.  Not only will it help you avoid adding the pounds, it also acts as s great stress reliever and sanity check!

So don’t wait until after the holidays to begin your recovery from it.  Be a little pro-active and you may just find this holiday is the “Hap-Happiest”!