We’ve entered the last month of 2020, a year that will stand out in modern history as the year that changed everything! This holiday season, too, will be like no other. Ongoing COVID-19 quarantine, self-isolation, and travel restrictions mean having to refrain from in-person partying or having large family get-togethers.
While many of us may not be able to celebrate it in a manner we have been accustomed to, there are indeed steps we can take to ensure that we put our best foot forward as we enter 2021. Here are Digbi Health’s top 5 tips on navigating the holiday season.
- Do a recce of your food habits in 2020. Did you stay on track with your healthy eating plan through all the ups and downs? Give yourself a pat on the back! Did you fall off the wagon but clambered back on? Kudos! Are you planning to enter 2021 with a resolution to ring in a healthier, fitter self? You are already ahead of the game. Stay positive and seek support should you need it.
- Don’t skip your workout. Incorporate some form of exercise into the last few days of 2020. The endorphins, i.e. feel-good hormones that flood your system will help you beat any holiday blues that stem from not being able to be in the same room as your loved ones this year, or missing out on the holiday party experience. Or just put on some music and dance the 2020 fatigue out of your system!
- Food is a big part of the holiday season. If you are on a specific diet, look through the plethora of recipes Digbi Health has to find options that fit your diet plan as well as bring in the holiday spirit. This will keep you happy and satiated, and keep your hands out of the unhealthy snack mixes!
- There may be some family/traditional dishes that don’t meet your diet criteria, but without them, your holiday feels incomplete. Or there may be dishes your extended family has decided to cook and eat collectively over Zoom get-togethers. It’s only fair that you will want to dig in. Enjoy them, but mindfully and in moderation, and savor every bite.
- Give thanks to everyone who has been a bright spot in your life in 2020, who brought you joy during the bleakness, who worked extra hard to keep you healthy and make you smile. Be it your family, friends, pets, strangers, coworkers, teachers, diet coaches, online trainers, healthcare workers, front-line warriors, or essential service providers. Gratitude is an incredibly powerful tool to wield as you foray into a new year and decade full of health and fitness.
Digbi Cares wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!