Your health at Christmas
Our very recent snowfall in Aberdeen has given us a very romantic picture for Christmas time. Time to enjoy the lights that shine in the dark evenings, time to cwtch -up (as they would say in Wales) or cuddle-up and enjoy the restful time at home following all the busy times preparing for this enjoyable holiday.
Take 5 to rest
Taking 5 minute to enjoy where you are, no matter where that may be or who you’re with, looks after your mental health and helps you to enjoy more. Sit back and enjoy the moment, take it all in and see the happiness around you. Happiness is a choice we can make at any time. Sometimes, 5 minutes of reflection can be enough to both appreciate and give us gratitude for all that we have.
During any programming session with clients, I discuss their recovery. It is as important as being physically active. Taking time to rest is so important to allow our body and mind to recover form all that has gone on in your preparations for your winter holiday. Recovery doesn’t happen in 5 minutes. It will take a few days to feel rested and ready for your next event. Recuperation may take the form of a scenic winter walk in the countryside, enjoying a Christmas film or chatting with friends over a hot drink. However it looks like for you, take time to recover and feel ready for your adventures in the new year.
Many people refer to hibernation during the winter and good quality sleep is a major part of that. Bing able to sleep well comes form a good sleep routine and good sleep hygiene. Keeping a good routine every night is essential for your body clock to work well for you. Going to bed at the same time, waking at the same time. However, during the holidays this can get disrupted, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It is possible to catch up on lost sleeping time, which is what you may do during your holiday. Prepare your sleeping space to be restful. Use calming aromas, remove electric devices and keep the space clutter free. From a health perspective good quality is essential to achieving and maintaining good health.
This Christmas, take 5 minute to yourself, recover to be able to enjoy what you do, enjoy seeing the beautiful changes you see in nature, rest, recover and sleep well from the busy year you have had. Be prepared for good health in the new year by making the right restful health choices for you.
I’ll be back in a few weeks time continuing my mission in supporting you and your DNA health and fitness.
From my home to yours…
From my family to yours…
From me to you…Merry Christmas.
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