This can take a toll on your health and happiness. In fact, studies have concluded that:
- December is the most stressful time of the year for workers;
- People put on an average of 7lbs over the holidays;
- We tend to consume alcohol 5 times a week; and
- Most of us will exercise less.
It’s no wonder that January arrives and people feel like that have to give themselves strict new routines to follow (that only end up lasting a few days) so they can get back on track.
The Happy Healthy Holidays Challenge is a different approach
In fact, it’s better that it’s not.
The reason New Year’s resolutions don’t stick is because we often try to change too much at once. By relying almost completely on willpower -- this just sets us up to fail. Research has shown that willpower is like a muscle: it gets tired.
This is why at the end of the day, you are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures than first thing in the morning.
This year, we want to you focus on either keeping up with your current healthy habits, or take small steps towards your health, rather than running towards complete indulgence.
That way, when January arrives, you won’t feel like you are so far behind where you are starting now. Think of it as “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
What To Expect
These tips will be delivered via email or social media, and will be bite-sized pieces of knowledge created over decades of collective experience working as health professionals.
The way you use these tips is up to you, but we encourage that you try to follow them as much as you can.
The challenge starts in early December. From the first day forward, you'll be receiving a daily tip or exercise geared towards making December a happy and healthy month. You can choose to receive these tips via email, or by following our social media channels (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook). All of our posts will include: #HHHolidays!
The tips will focus on these five areas:
- Finding a healthy work/life balance: Getting your work done without sacrificing your well-being.
- Holiday happiness: Using the Holiday season to create more connection and happiness.
- Self-care: Listening to what you need to stay grounded and healthy.
- Exercise: Keeping moving even when you are busy.
- Food and Alcohol: Enjoying the Holiday spirit without over-doing it.
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And have a Happy Healthy Holidays from everyone at Back2Health!