Thanksgiving is almost here, which means the holidays are about to begin! The holiday season is so fun—and sorely needed, after the year we’ve all had—but it can also leave you feeling less than your best after the festivities are over. Avoid the post-holiday crash with these tips for a healthy holiday season.
Tips for Healthy, Holly Jolly Holidays
Don’t hibernate on the couch.
Long nights, short days, and freezing temperatures make it easy to hunker down in your home. But hibernating the winter away won’t make you feel better in the long run! Instead, find ways to stay active, even if you have to get creative. Pull up some YouTube yoga and turn your living room into a yoga studio. Bundle up and take a nature walk in the snow. Better yet, bring your mask and join us at Rainbow Skateland!
Our North Tonawanda skating rink is a great option for getting some exercise even when it’s cold and dreary outside. Come skate to awesome music that will make you want to bust a move, and you’ll have so much fun, you won’t even notice you’re getting a cardio and strength-building workout.
Exercise moderation in all things…Even moderation.
Rich foods and sweet treats are everywhere during the holidays, and over-indulging can leave you feeling like the Grinch. However, not allowing yourself to enjoy any of the season’s delights will have the same effect! Indulge in your favorite Christmas cookie or boozy eggnog, but balance those treats out, too. If you know you’re going to be eating a rich meal in the evening, have a lighter breakfast and lunch with a heavier emphasis on veggies, and grab a healthy snack beforehand so you’re not ravenous when presented with tasty treats.
Take care of your physical and mental health.
If you find yourself feeling a little less than “merry and bright” during the holidays, you’re not alone. Many people experience stress and depression during the holidays, from the breakneck schedule of holiday parties and events to managing expectations for “the most wonderful time of the year.” This year may be especially hard as people all over the country and the world realize they can’t safely travel to be with loved ones due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whatever the reason, just know that it’s OK to feel your feelings, and remember that you can take time to rest. No one has the perfect, magical holiday experience every second of the day from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, no matter what their social media feed looks like. However and whatever you celebrate this holiday season, we hope you enjoy it to the fullest! Come see us at Rainbow Roller Rink for one of our public skating sessions, and let the good times roll.