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41 Health Tips to Get Through the Holidays and Life

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The holiday season is one filled with loads of stress of all kinds. For some people, the holiday season is filled with magical memories and wonderful memory-making opportunities; whereas, for others, it is a time when life is filled with heartache and despair. One of the first things to go is one's desire to live a healthy lifestyle. I figured it was a good time to share 41 health tips to get through the holidays and life.

Maintaining a healthy life doesn't have to be overly complicated. Here are 41+ tips to help you make it happen with ease. Which ones are you following?

41 Health Tips

  •  Most people are dehydrated (especially in winter areas where you have to heat your home) so do drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.
  •  Inhaling and drinking a cup of black coffee can help stop mild asthma attacks before they get worse.
  • If water makes you gag, add a slice of lemon or lime. Stick with trying to drink 1 glass a day for 22 days (21 days=new habits).
  •  “To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha
  •  If you’ve never had surgery, avoid cosmetic procedures until you know if your body reacts abnormally to scarring.
  •  If your child is putting on unnecessary weight, look to your own cooking and feeding habits. Lead by example.
  •  If your child needs to control their weight, start exercising with him – but call it “play” – not “exercise”.
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  •  “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  •  Never put a child on a diet. Instead, focus on slowing weight gain until she grows into the weight she is now.
  • If you hate water, start with 1 glass then make the next 5 soda water. As you get used to water, start cutting down on the soda.
  •  Step away from the computer. Go do some stretches. NOW!
  •  Instead of that second cup of coffee, wait 10 minutes; then have a glass of water.
  •  Human beings are like car batteries: we start short-circuiting and run out of steam if we don’t keep topped up with water.
  •  To cut down on weight gain from alcohol during the party season, try dry white wine spritzers made with soda water.
  • Did you know that the higher the alcohol content, the higher the calories, when it comes to wine?
  •  Red wines slow your metabolism down more than white wines due to a higher alcohol count.
  •  People who are too rooted in habit are using the same worn neural pathways. Exercise your brain by doing new things.
  •  If you seem to have low immunity, get your folic acid checked and take it as a supplement.
  •  If you avoid carbs for at least an hour after exercise, your body is forced to burn fat. (Share with your low carb friends.)
  •  Install an air filter in your home if you have pet allergies. And be sure to let someone else brush him – outside!
  • The food you eat can affect bladder health. Be sure that fresh fruit is a part of your diet – your bladder will thank you.
  •  Everyone knows about cranberries being good for your bladder – but did you also know pears can help too? (They balance acidity.)
  •  “Eating good yogurt can improve bladder health by strengthening cells and helping balance acidity.
  •  Hand-washing is never a “suggestion”. Wash thoroughly with soap and scrub for at least fifteen seconds before rinsing thoroughly.
  •  If you frequently end up with bladder infections, cut irritants such as caffeine, spicy foods and acidic foods from your diet.
  •  Avoid sunscreens with a citrus or coconut scent: This can indicate the presence of psoralen, which speeds up aging!
  •  If you have asthma, choose aerobic (endurance-building) forms of exercise rather than anaerobic (e.g. sprinting).
  •  If you need to carry an Epipen, make sure you always carry at least 2 (1 is rarely enough). And keep them current.
  •  If something is not working in your life, get rid of it. The results will be less stress and better health.
  •  Whether or not you opt for a low-carb diet, starchy or sugary foods should make up no more than 1/3 of your daily food intake.
  • Our foods and diets are no longer “pure”. It’s now essential to supplement with vitamin D in the winter and Omega 3/DHA all year round.
  • Not only does smoking age your skin, but it also causes cataracts, macular degeneration, and optic nerve damage.
  • Be eye-smart: Winter or summer, use sunglasses that block out 99-100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly when taking out or putting in your contact lenses. (How many do that, do you think?)
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  •  “Your body hears everything your mind says.” ~ Naomi Judd
  •  Did you know that being overweight puts every system at risk – including your eyes? Diabetic glaucoma is one of those risks.
  •  Let’s beat insomnia! Cut off caffeine drinks by 2pm and go to bed instantly when tired – don’t wait.
  •  “Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” ~ Ralph Marston

Bonus One:

  • Strive to maintain a solid posture. The QiPillow that I got to review is a perfect companion to help you make that happen. Unlike your typical pillows, the QiPillow is adjusted by air to accommodate your needs. It has a nice soft texture too. You won't regret giving it a try yourself.

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