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12-13-2016

Beating the Winter Blues

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Sometimes it’s hard to stay cheerful with such cold weather and the stress of the holidays. Luckily it’s easy to beat the holiday blues by incorporating a few simple activities into your day.

When you’re starting to feel down take a walk outside, natural light and exercise has been shown to boost your mood and help you feel better. Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water is also a good idea-you’ll provide your body with the nutrients and energy that you need so you don’t feel run down. Research also suggests that taking up a new hobby can be beneficial and that spending as much time with your family and friends as possible can help you to feel better. Another great idea is to spend time volunteering. Giving back to your community will give you a new sense of purpose and help you to stay busy.

A Healthy, Happy Christmas

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We’ve gathered up a list healthy recipes to add to your Christmas dinner menu. Check out the list below for a festive food that’s good for you:

 

Stress busters

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Feeling stressed out? It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed during the holidays. We’ve listed some of the ways to help keep your stress in check.

  • Breath slowly and deeply
  • Meditate
  • Exercise
  • Drink plenty of water and eat well
  • Practice effective time management
  • Get outdoors
  • Catch your stress right away
  • Label your feelings
  • Fix your posture
  • Turn off your phone
  • Laugh out loud

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“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”

― Thomas S. Monson

 

 

 

 

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.