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December 25, 2019

Make This Year’s Holiday Celebrations The Best One Yet!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate this time of year, and Happy Holidays to all! May this day bring you joy, peace, and lots of love!

Of course, let us also not forget one other desired outcome: No weight gain! But fear not, After scouring the web for some advice I found some great informative articles for you to enjoy! We begin with one by Rebecca Gawthorne, dietitian and nutritionist:

Every December, I receive hundreds of messages asking how to prevent weight gain over Christmas. If you want to learn how, while still enjoying Christmas, keep reading.December is the month of Christmas parties, events and end of year functions that involve plenty of eating, drinking and socialising! This time of year is filled with fun, but it can also come with too many sweets, overeating, lots of alcohol and not enough exercise; which inevitably leads to weight gain. But it doesn’t have to be this way! What if you could could enjoy this time of the year, eat your sweet treats with no guilt, keep healthy and active and prevent any unwanted weight gain?! Read More…

Another issue many face is the temptation to overindulge with their alcohol intake. If you're one of those who struggles to say no or would like to not allow alcohol to darken their holiday spirits, then this article from Asana Recovery might just help:

http://omgili.com/ri/.wHSUbtEfZRkRQlIVfZ4.iwtoFvEu5sHAzhd2IsV4Zk5x0n9kAJPUisZE6Lmz9iwThe holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and cheer, but going into your first holiday season sober can be downright terrifying. Under the best of circumstances, holidays can be tough: there are a lot of expectations, family dynamics and financial stressors at play. Navigating those challenges during your first sober holiday can leave your feeling downright Grinchy. If you’re headed into the holiday season sober, planning ahead is important. Here are a few steps you can take to make your holiday merry, or at least bearable, brought to you by Asana Recovery , which offers detox, residential treatment and an outpatient program in Costa Mesa, California. Read More…

Finally, after Christmas is over (the meals have been made and enjoyed, presents unwrapped, visiting all the in-laws is completed, and then the cleaning up of the house after the festivities) it can seem like you may never get a moment's peace! Well, here's some advice on getting just that!

http://omgili.com/ri/.wHSUbtEfZTqeqhidqoqgQtr4d05g9GhUv31vKwud_Y5t1GWSBzOFlZ3svA7Oo6AzSirofRqGHITE2xbaup5dKBAqJG.E61jm3Z5ZGTJu6DN.uG6sTczliU3WzZe1bxVF3d0AgI1ls4-Maximising that ‘downtime’ week between Christmas and the New Year is easy with these simple tweaks that’ll have you rested, reset, rejuvenated and ready for the new decade! Christmas… the magical time of year that brings glitter, tinsel and parties galore. For many, this festive period also means some time off from the day-to-day routine and brings with it that marvellous ‘lost week’ between Christmas and New Year, where a lot of us are off work. Over in Sweden they really value this time, including the long nights that come with it, so much so that they’ve given it a name of its own: Mellandagarna, which literally means ‘between days’ or ‘middle days’. And they really make the most of it. Use this time to rejuvenate Many of us while away this ‘between time’ snuggled on the sofa watching re-runs of The King and I and eating Christmas pudding for breakfast. Read More…

 

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