3 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

1. Follow the plate method

Make half of your plate color from plants, a quarter of your plate lean protein, and a quarter of your plate whole grains. Following the plate method ensures you are nourishing your body with what is needs. It is okay to enjoy treats as well but stick to small servings!

2. Spend time with family and friends

This may look a little bit different this year, but human connection is important for overall health. Call, video chat, or physically spend time with family if it is safe to do so. Many family Christmases are cancelled this year, but this does not mean that you cannot still see your family. Schedule a zoom video chat and do a virtual gift exchange or party game.

3. Move!

Get outside and walk or run, set a timer for 20 minutes and move through 3-4 movements until the timer is up, or get off the couch and move every hour. Whatever you decide to do is beneficial! Remaining active during the holidays is important just like it is year-round.

Published by Anthony Paradis

Registered Dietitian Adventurer Strength & Conditioning Specialist Artist Teacher

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