The holiday season -- with its fluctuating temperatures, increased socializing, delight in cocktails, and elevated stress levels -- can wreak havoc on the immune system. Making one healthy choice in the next two (2) weeks can keep you feeling in top shape! And who knows, you might be inspired to take on another! Here are a couple of simple ideas:
1. Get in 8 hours of sleep. If you can’t do it every night, try to squeeze in a nap under a stack of blankets on a cold wintery day.
2. Meditate for 10 minutes. Let your thoughts come and go without judgment.
3. Take 3 deep breaths, 5 times a day. Breathe when you first go outside for the day. Breathe at the stoplight. Breathe while waiting in line at the checkout. Breathe when your children are jumping on the sofa. Breathe just before falling asleep.
4. Squeeze in some juicing or nutrient-packed smoothies. Fresh ginger can be added for extra flavour and for a boost of immune-building zinc.
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, pick up a best-selling juicing book. Here are two recommended options: 1) Crazy Sexy Juice (wins by name alone) https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/crazy-sexy-juice-100-simple/9781401941529-item.html or 2) The Moon Juice Cookbook: Cosmic Alchemy for a Thriving Body, Beauty, and Consciousness https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-moon-juice-cookbook-cook/9780804188203-item.html
To your health and happiness this holiday season!