5 Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

Last updated on November 15, 2017

The semester is winding down, finals are coming to an end, and winter break is about to begin. That means, mom’s homemade baked goods, days of nothing to do, and freedom from studying for the next few weeks.

While it’s good to get a break and to recharge, it can be just as easy to fall into an eating and sleeping frenzy. To beat the winter blues, here are 5 ways to stay healthy over the holidays:

1. Eat Breakfast

OK, I will admit, this sounds simple and something commonly discussed. However, it gets really easy to get into a routine of waking up late and not eating breakfast. Ensure you eat a high protein breakfast every morning to get your body energized for the day!

Ensure you eat a high protein breakfast every morning to get your body energized for the day!

2. Get active

Even a simple 10-minute walk a day is enough to boost mood and energy for up to two hours. Find unique ways to get active that work for you: take a walk, play hockey, or even go ice skating.

3. Make time for hobbies

During the craziness of the semester, it’s easy to put off things we love doing. Maybe you are a champion pingpong player or maybe you love to knit? Whatever your hobby may be, make sure you spend some extra time getting your dose of it this winter break!

Whatever your hobby may be, make sure you spend some extra time getting your dose of it this winter break!

4. Enjoy your friends and family

Make special time to enjoy the company of your close friends and family. Feeling the love from the people in your life will fill you up in a way no holiday casserole or dish could ever do.

5. Eat colors

Between pasta dinners, holiday cookies, and mom’s famous dishes, it can be really easy to negate fruits and vegetables. Try to incorporate colors onto your plate with every meal. And no, sprinkles don’t count. Each color provides specific nutrients to keep you happy and healthy—all break long.

Each color provides specific nutrients to keep you happy and healthy—all break long.