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“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings”


The holidays are a time for giving to others, but it is important to remember to treat yourself. It is easy to neglect your health during this hectic time and some may consider it selfish to spend the time and effort focusing on your mind, body and spirit. However,  being at a healthy state not only benefits yourself, but those you are surrounded by during this joyful time. Taking care of your physical health can positively affect your mental and emotional health. Incorporating these healthy habits into each day this holiday season will help you stay healthy, active and happy.

1. Maintain a Clean, Healthy Diet. Remember: Food is A Natural Healer

Maintaining a balanced nutrition is important for your body. The main causes of adhesion formation are trauma, surgery, infection and inflammation.If you are prone to inflammation, you may want to add these anti-inflammatory foods to your diet.

Fats and Oils. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water oily fish, flax seeds, canola oil and pumpkin seeds.

Fruits and Vegetables. Whole fruits, berries and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytohemicals. Choose green and brightly colored vegetables, and whole fruits.

Protein. Possible anti-inflammatory protein sources include lean poultry, fish and seafood

Fluids. Drink tap, sparkling or bottled water, 100% fruit juice, herbal tea, low-sodium vegetable juice and low- or non-fat milk.

2.  Stay Active

Find a Friend. There is power in numbers. Having a friend or loved one to join you during physical activities makes it less of a chore and more a social opportunity.

Try something fun. The word exercise is often met with sighs and groaning, but being active doesn’t have to be a chore. Choose an activity that you enjoy doing. Take a bike ride, go for a swim, or learn to play tennis. Find an activity that you enjoy. You’re much more likely to stick with it if you are enjoying yourself in the process.

Add some variety. If you are not one who enjoys routine, you may want to mix up your activity schedule.

3. Prioritize Your Happiness

Remember that in order to bring joy to others, you yourself must be happy. Make it a priority everyday to do one thing you truly enjoy doing, whether it finding time to attend a yoga class or reading a couple chapters from your favorite book.

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