Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

The Christmas / New Year season brings joy to many ... and dread to some! When we meet and greet family and friends we eat and drink. A lot. Thanks to Urban Remedy you can start to lay off the chocolates and shortbread fingers with these ten fantastic tips. You will start to feel good in no time.

1. Get off on the right foot each day
Just 10 minutes of exercise will get you eating and feeling good for the rest of the day. We recommend yoga, stretching, walking (on the beach if you're lucky enough), swimming, or even a run for the braver among you.

2. Stock your pantry with healthy snack foods
Raw nuts, healthy dips( such as hummus), carrot and celery sticks, brown rice cakes, avocado, olives and fresh fruit.

3. Put a healthy spin on your festive eating
Root veggie chips instead of ordinary ones, gluten-free christmas cake, coconut oil instead of butter, homemade dips instead of store bought ones (often loaded with unnecessary extras), dark chocolate (sweetened with stevia if possible) instead of milk chocolate.

4. Choose your drinks carefully
Opt for clean mixers such as soda water and fresh lime. Go organic (or biodynamic) for your wine if you can.

5. Skip meals
Yep, for once this actually is OK! If you have overindulged at Christmas lunch, you don't HAVE to eat dinner. Have a light snack instead.

6. Have a 'clean day' between eating sessions
Lots of fresh fruit, veg, salads, steamed fish, green juice!  

7. Take time out from family
Go for a walk. Have some YOU time.

8. Get out of the "cram as much naughtiness into the end of the year before the next one begins" mentality
Start your resolutions before 1st Jan.

9. Jot down just 3 resolutions for 2012, not 20. You're more likely to stick to them.

10. Set a mantra for 2012
It will give your resolutions meaning.

Your body is a temple. Keep it clean.
-Urban Remedy

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