The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be challenging for families trying to eat healthy and stay physically active. Here are a few tools and tips to help families stay healthy and physically active while still enjoying the holiday season.
Spend time before the holidays planning healthy snacks, appetizers, meals, and desserts to prepare.
Wash your hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
Just like any other day, you shouldn’t skip meals during the holidays. Keep normal eating times and if you do happen to skip a meal try to snack on healthy foods.
Make sure to add sleep and relaxation to the holiday to-do list. Staying well rested provides an extra boost of energy,
Stay Physically Active
Find ways to engage in physical activities.
- Go for a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the holiday decorations
- Snowshoe or cross country ski on our local trails to gaze at the moon and stars. You might even see a shooting star. (China Forest Trails, Messalonskee School or Stream Trails, Quarry Road Trails, Kennebec Messalonskee Trails). Find trails at https://www.kmtrails.com/the-trails/ or http://www.mainetrailfinder.com/
- Go sledding on a nearby hill.
- Turn up those holiday tunes/music and start dancing as a family – anything that keeps everyone moving and having fun.