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Vitality: How to Keep your Energy Levels up During the Holidays

The beginning of the year is a busy time for many families, there are bills on top of bills to be paid. But the Easter holidays come with a breath of fresh air. 

A relief from all the pressure that is the beginning of the year.

However; before you sing Hallelujah, just remember the holiday is not an easy period to navigate.

Simply put, the holiday season can be daunting. There are gifts to shop for, family meals to prepare, and parties to entertain. 

Also, do not forget you could be traveling or staying in town with a packed calendar of business invitations and holiday activities, dealing with difficult family dynamics, for some, a combination of the three, or something else — you might simply have too many people to see and too much to do — this time of year can be an assault on someone’s vitality if not careful. 

Needless to say, while it’s among the most wonderful time of the year for many, it’s also the most exhausting.

Holidays and family

It can be the best of times. It could also be the worst of times. With age comes decreased energy levels, and the holidays can leave one feeling drained and unable to check everything off their to-do list. 

This is why it is so important to put yourself first or at least be in the running with the top contenders. 

Give yourself a gift this season and put your health first. Making sure you have sufficient time to yourself is one example of something that will help you stay fresh and clear-headed. 

 We have included tips below to help you renew your energy and promote positive aging.

Here are some ways you can go into the holidays ready and come out of them renewed, refreshed, and basking in the glow of the warmth and light that the holidays can bring – which is our wish for everyone. 

As you read on, from mega we care, we wish you nothing but the best wishes for a delightful Easter season!  

1. Know your triggers

Be prepared, and know your triggers. You probably know what theirs are too. 

Think about how you want to respond if a relative starts in on a political rant of diametrically opposed views from yours. 

What will make you feel positive about your interaction? 

What will make you say: “I handled that well. I did not sell out and did not participate on their level.”

You know you can love all your relatives (at least the ones who are lovable) without loving their views.

 I am proud of myself.” This could involve respectful, non-angry engagement to truly try to see the other side. Or, if you believe that is impossible, it might be time for that post-dinner walk or whatever might remove you from the situation.

2. Stick to your self-care routine

This is not the time to stop exercising, stop taking your vitality supplements, stop meditating, stop being careful about what you eat or drink, etc. 

On the other hand, if you are not already doing any of those things, it could be a good time to start. 

We all know the fuse-shortening potential of sleep deprivation. If you are tired, all your best intentions can be for naught.

3. Plan at least one real break

If you will be staying with family for an extended period of time, it does not mean you have to be tied at the hip at all times. Carve out some “me time” that will be completely stress-free and nurturing.

4. Ask for something positive

That could be anything from suggesting the whole family go to a film together, asking for a special dietary request, or buying a gift for yourself.

 If your family exchanges gifts, that could help you maintain your vitality through the holidays and beyond.

5. Eat balanced meals

Holidays can make it difficult to stick to a healthy, well-balanced meal plan. With post-Easter cookies and desserts tempting you or the convenience of fast and easy processed dinners, you may not be getting the proper nutrients needed.

Whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables, can give you antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins to boost your energy level.

It’s important to get the appropriate amount of calories daily that your body needs in order for it to turn the substance into energy.

Try avoiding “high-glycemic” foods, which include white rice and bread, baked potato, and sweet desserts. The foods can cause fast spikes in your blood sugar, and while you may feel a boost of energy, the sugar crash may leave you more drained than before.

Another meal to eat in moderation is red meat. It takes the body more time, and energy, to digest, which can leave you feeling tired after a meal. Meat still carries necessary vitamins that your body needs, such as vitamin B12, but you can supplement with over-the-counter vitamins or non-dairy kinds of milk including soy and almond.

6. Drink plenty of water

Fueling your body with the necessary amount of water may oftentimes be an afterthought but it plays a vital role in supplying you with energy for the day. 

Healthline reports that the average adult should consume about 2 liters of water a day, even if they do not feel thirsty.

The body loses water throughout the day through sweat and urine and one must replenish it to not feel the effects of mild dehydration. 

Not only will the adequate amount of water give your body the energy it needs, but there are also studies that show it improves brain function and mood, prevents headaches, helps boost metabolism and lose weight, prevents constipation, and improves skin hydration, plus more. 

Fuel your body with what it needs, or you could experience uncomfortable consequences.

7. Get Enough Sleep

While you may be thinking that “getting enough sleep” is easier said than done in this busy time of the year, and even when you do lay down in bed, you can’t seem to doze off, there may be a few tips that could help.

Try setting a routine and sticking to it. 

Go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. 

Your routine before bed should ditch screen time and instead involve reading a book, drinking hot bedtime tea, and meditating to relax your body. Do not nap during the day as that can confuse your internal clock, but instead, be active.

8. Get moving

While maintaining an active lifestyle may have you convinced that it is the reason for your fatigue, exercise and moving more throughout the day is actually a proven technique in boosting energy levels and preventing dips.

Take a morning walk outside to get your day started. 

The fresh air, movement, and vitamin D from the sun will all contribute to supplying you with the energy you need to get through the day and tackle your holiday to-do list. 

If the weather is too cold, you can take a stroll around your local mall and shop for the perfect Easter gifts at the same time! 

 Only do as much as you feel you can handle, even if it’s just a few minutes a day. You can gradually add in more exercises, and you’ll start to notice how it helps your energy, mood, and overall health.

9. Get the energy you need to fuel the holidays

You don’t have to limit your activities and planning this season because of your exhaustion. With the tips listed above, you’ll be able to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and remain the superior host you are every year!

Despite all, be grateful. It is hard to be stressed out when you are in touch with all the good things, people, and events in your life that you are grateful for. It is useful from time to time to make a list of those things and, when you are down, look at it. Add to your list periodically.

10. Think about your all-day energy supplements

If the tips above have still proven unsuccessful in boosting your energy levels this holiday season; it may be time to think about energy-boosting supplements.

Ginsomin is a highly recommended supplement that gives energy that lasts all day and night

Insomnia, lack of motivation, and decreased or no energy could all be symptoms of stress or depression. You might want to talk to a doctor, no matter how mild or severe your case is, it could cause a significant amount of discomfort and inconvenience during your holidays.

At Mega we Care we offer safe, effective supplements to help you find your balance and fuel your body for the holidays.

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