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Simple Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Simple Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
The holiday season is a joyous time spent with family and friends. While this is a time of year we look forward to, it can also be a challenging time for our immune system. The addition of indulgent eating and improper sleep and exercise may result in post-holiday fatigue. Here at the Fruitful Yield, we’ve compiled some festive tips to keep you happy and healthy this holiday season!

1. Boost Your Immune System

 

Shorter days and colder nights combined with added stress compromise our immune system. To avoid unwanted ailments, it is important that we take additional steps to ensure a healthy immune response. Eating a colorful and balanced diet is a major key to ward off illness. Around the holidays, we may find ourselves consuming higher amounts of sugar, which can weaken our immune system. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to improve immune function!
For those looking for a quick boost, NOW Foods Effer-C packets are a simple and tasty way to consume 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. Offered in four flavors, this easily dissolved packet transforms water into a flavorful and fizzy beverage. Children are especially susceptible during this time of year. An easy way to increase immunity is to incorporate Elderberry Syrup into their diet. Add it to water or their favorite juice. The natural berry flavor offers a great taste and plenty of antioxidants to fight free radicals!

2. Stay Active

Make an effort to move! During the holidays we tend to be more lenient of our diet and exercise. Going for a walk or taking a yoga class is a great way to avoid feeling sluggish. Increasing physical activity helps our bodies adapt to stress, which in turn allows us a better chance at fighting a cold or flu. Commit to an activity that interests you and try to participate a few times a week to establish a healthy routine. Invite a family member or friend to maximize the health benefits!

3. Travel Tips

For some, the holidays are synonymous with travel. Whether taking a long drive to visit family or boarding a plane for a tropical vacation, our immune system can be compromised. Be diligent with hand washing to avoid harmful bacteria. Carrying a natural hand sanitizer is essential when traveling. Pre-fense Foam Hand Sanitizer is small enough to throw into a purse or take on a flight. Spray whenever you feel the need and enjoy the moisturizing, silica-based 24-hour protection.
Traveling while under the weather? Oregano oil is a favorite among Fruitful Yield staff for its powerful immune support functions. It’s active compound, carvacrol, helps ward off bad bacteria and provides immune-loving antioxidants. North American Oil of Oregano offers a super strength formula that aids the body in maintaining proper immune function. Take a few drops under the tongue or add the liquid to your favorite smoothie or tea for added benefits!

4. Make Time for Yourself

In the hustle and bustle of holiday activities, we often forget to take care of ourselves. This festive season, make sure you are giving yourself the same love and attention you offer to those around you. Partake in your favorite activity. Read a book. Go for a walk. Diffuse a blend of calming oils like lavender and vanilla and allow yourself the time to unwind.
We hope these simple tips provide you with the knowledge needed to make the most of this holiday season. Enjoy time spent with family and friends without compromising your health and wellness. From our Fruitful Yield family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday!

Comments

  • Colleen Mcglynn December 22, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Great article and such beneficial information for staying happy and healthy during the holidays!

    Especially loved the suggested products for keeping our immune system running smoothly.

    Thank you for the great advice!

    • Fruitful Yield January 14, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Colleen! We always happy to share what we've learned with healthy friends.

  • Rita December 23, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Something that could go towards the first category is to remember to cover your mouth when you cough and your nose when you sneeze, do so into your elbow rather than letting out that cough and major sneeze out into the air especially when you are surrounded by other people. I've actually been coming across more people lately who do not cover their mouths/noses when they cough or sneeze.

    • Fruitful Yield January 14, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Good point, Rita! We often think of that as common sense, but it's funny how the most simple things can be forgotten in practice. Thanks for reading!

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