No this isn’t the bit where I advise you not to eat anything over Christmas (you wouldn’t listen anyway ha ha ha ) that would be absolutely ridiculous. Obviously, enjoy eating and what you eat, but if you do over indulge on Christmas Day, just try not to eat sooo much the following day. Give your body a chance to recover. Christmas food can be very rich and our bodies are not used to consuming so much at once.
The same applies to drink. Try to match each alcoholic drink with a glass of water – it not only flushes out toxins, but also helps to dilute the alcohol meaning you won’t perhaps feel so bad the next day, or later the same day! Have a drink, of course, it’s great to celebrate, but just be aware of what and how much (this is only advice, obviously!).
Just move your body. The best advice here is to get outside – whatever the weather. Wrap up if it’s cold and go for a good old stomp. If you’re feeling energetic go for a run, bike ride, swim or kick about in the park. Getting outside gets you fresh air and is good for your whole body, mind and spirit.
There you have it, just a few little words of advice for staying healthy and happy this Christmas. Look after your body because then your body will look after you.
Whatever you do this Christmas, and whether you are in North Devon or abroad (as my friend Tina is, lucky thing), I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.