The holiday season is without a doubt a period of rejoicing. However, among shopping, family gatherings as well as copious and watered meals, we may quickly put aside our good habits and neglect our health. However, by keeping in mind the following tips during the holiday season, you can take full advantage of these beautiful moments, without forgetting to promote your health and well-being.
Maintain a balanced diet and avoid excess
Hors d'oeuvre, turkey, log and other dishes in abundance ... The holiday season is synonymous with hearty meals for many of us. In the face of this abundance of mouthwatering food, it can be tempting to indulge in excess. However, as is the case throughout the year, overeating is prohibited because it puts a lot of pressure on the digestive system. They can in particular lead to heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux), or even indigestion causing unpleasant digestive discomfort ...
The watchword is therefore to limit the portions taken from each dish and, above all, to eat slowly to allow time for our body to communicate the feeling of satiety to our brain, which takes 20 minutes. In addition, do not forget to include in the diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other foods that contain fiber and important nutrients. In fact, dietary fiber contributes greatly to the feeling of satiety and allows us to ingest foods that are less good for us in less quantity.
Meetings with family or friends are very pleasant, but they also represent an opportunity for viruses, responsible for infections such as colds, flu and gastroenteritis, to spread from one person to another. It is therefore important to limit contact with sick people and with surfaces contaminated by them. Here are some preventive tips:
- Avoid going to events if you are sick;
- Wash your hands regularly, especially before eating;
- Avoid sharing drinks, food and utensils with other people;
- Avoid physical contact as much as possible: braces, "beaks" on the cheeks, handshakes, etc. ;
- Take time to rest, which is essential to keep your immune system functioning.
Be careful when traveling
Falls in winter cause thousands of hospitalizations across the country each year. Older people or those with reduced mobility are of course more at risk of falling and suffering the consequences. This is why special attention must be paid to their prevention during the winter. The best thing to do: wear boots with a wide, non-slip sole. In addition, it may be advisable to purchase crampons, which can be fixed under the boots when traveling outside to avoid slipping on the ice.
Maintain an active lifestyle
It is known that regular physical activity has many benefits for physical health, but also for mental health . Sport relieves stress and expends part of the calories that have been ingested during holiday meals. So, just because you're on vacation during the holiday season doesn't mean you should take time off from your good sports habits. On the contrary, take the opportunity to practice physical activities that you enjoy, alone or in a group: Nordic walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, etc.
Continue to integrate Genacol products into your routine
If you suffer from joint pain related to osteoarthritis, keep incorporating Genacol products into your routine, even during the holiday season. Thus, you can practice the activities that are important to you and go to all your family meetings, without being limited by pain. Integrate our Genacol Pain Relief product into your daily life now. Thanks to AminoLock Collagen and the eggshell membrane it contains, it can help reduce joint pain in as little as 5 days; enough to allow you to take full advantage of the holiday season with your loved ones!