Holiday Health - Eat, Drink, but Be Smart About It

Sometimes, it's hard to prepare for Holiday Cheer

The holidays don't always equal happiness. Barnabas Center director Curt Meiss shares some suggestions for not just getting through the holidays, but thriving in them. Should you need more help, remember we are always a click away to schedule a visit. 

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Eat, Drink, But Be Smart About It

Holidays can be a time when we throw caution to the wind in terms of our eating and exercise habits. Here are a few tips to get ahead of the game this year and to prevent regret when the holidays are over:

  • Stock up on delicious and healthy foods.  Reach first for fruit, nuts, apple cider and cinnamon, fresh vegetables
  • Avoid stocking up on unhealthy foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates 
  • Enjoy some of your favorites but savor each bite and limit servings and serving size.
  • Get proactive and consistent in a sustainable wintertime exercise routine where you raise your heart rate above the resting heart rate for 25-30 minutes. Bundle up and walk outside, use indoor exercise equipment, or try out an indoor exercise video.

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” - 1 Cor 10:31

Curt Meiss, LCPC

Counseling Director, Barnabas Center
Peoria Rescue Ministries

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