How to stay healthy this holiday season

‘Tis the season to be overweight? 

Your doctors hope not. 

Though it can be quite a struggle to resist temptations to overeat with all the festivities going on, anyone can still have a good time and get through the holiday season without expanding their waistline. Here are some ways to stay in shape and in the pink of health.

Prioritize sleep

How to stay healthy this holiday season
Try to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night even with all the celebrations you may have to attend.
Lack of sleep may result in not just fatigue but also poor decisions, such as going for bad food choices and canceling workout plans. Experts say taking a 20-minute nap can help clear the mind. Try to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night even with all the celebrations you may have to attend.


Try drinking at least two glasses of water before each holiday meal to avoid overeating. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it often throughout the day. Keep in mind that alcohol dehydrates the body, so if you are having a few alcoholic drinks, drink water in between.

Exercise whenever possible

Make small changes to your daily routine, like parking your car a comfortable distance from your destination or taking the stairs instead of the elevator to burn the excess calories from all those holiday goodies.

How to stay healthy this holiday season
Take advantage of every opportunity to stay active even during the holiday season. Go to yoga class or take the stairs instead of the elevator. 
Take a breather 

Running errands and attending holiday parties and family gatherings can be quite stressful. Do your best to limit your stress, whether it is by slowing down or saying no to some invitations. If you are hosting lunch or dinner at home, delegate the tasks.

Give yourself the gift of health protection

Set your health goals early and live them as soon as possible. Go the extra mile for your well-being by getting a health insurance, like AXA Philippines’ Global Health Access. This health plan provides coverage of up to P100 million and world-class medical service in the Philippines or abroad. This comprehensive worldwide health solution gives policyholders you access to the very best health options available, because you deserve no less.

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Topics: AXA Philippines , Global Health Access , Health , Exercise , Diet
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