5 Tips to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays


The holiday season and stress often go hand in hand. From Christmas shopping and holiday gatherings to juggling priorities and end-of-year deadlines, our holiday cheer can quickly turn into dread making it easy to choose holiday treats over seasonal veggies. But there are a few tips you can work into your day to help you prioritize health and ease some of the holiday stress.

Follow these five tips to set yourself up for success and make healthier choices throughout the holiday season.

1. Get Enough Rest

Get Enough Rest

Sleep deprivation prevents your body from operating at its best.

2. Fit Exercise Into Your Schedule

Fit Exercise Into Your Schedule

Aim for at least three to four exercises per week.

3. Stay Nourished

Stay Nourished

Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet and drink at least eight cups of water daily.

4. Snack Ahead

Snack Ahead

Always eat before heading to a holiday party. It will prevent overeating at the event. If you do graze, only try a few items to snack on – you don’t have to eat all of the foods offered.

5. Avoid Alcohol

Avoid Alcohol

This one can be tough, but it does more harm than good and doesn’t possess any nutritional benefits.

Violet Anderson RDN, LDN | violet.anderson@hcsgcorp.com

“As a nutrition professional, I use my knowledge and skills to educate people on how they can improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Education is a major tool that can be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases.”

Violet Anderson RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of food, nutrition, and dietetics. She is a graduate of Howard University, where she received a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Violet joined Healthcare Services Group in April 2017