Thinking of a Sensible Christmas

29th, November 2019

It’s officially December, and that only means one thing!

The Christmas festivities are well and truly starting to take place and with the excitement of counting down the days to Christmas, it can be easy to overindulge. Between nights out with friends, family get togethers and the annual office Christmas party, it would be fair to say that drinks will be flowing, and an abundance of food will be eaten. Although it is the season to be merry, it is also important not to overdo it.

The colder winter weather can also surprise us with lingering colds and flus and with all the buzz around buying presents and filling up our calendars with a few too many outings, the festive season can also be one of the most stressful periods of the year. In fact for many, it can be quite overwhelming and can leave a lot of us feeling run down.

At Kingsbridge Healthcare Group we are thinking of a sensible Christmas. A Christmas filled with some down time with friends and family and a time to reflect on the year past and be grateful.

We have compiled some tips below to help keep you healthy and stress free this Christmas:

Make sure to plan ahead

Offices will be closing up and that means your work needs to get checked off as well.  Plan for when you are finishing up and try to have all your work completed to avoid getting stressed at the last minute or having work hanging over you during the holidays.

Drink Sensibly

Have fun but don’t overdo it! Enjoy a few drinks here and there but we can all definitely do without those next day headaches over the holiday period. And remember the recommended limits for men are 3-4 units a day and for woman, 2-3 units a day.

Be realistic and learn to say no

It can be hard to juggle all the activities and outings planned however just make sure to keep some down time for yourself as well. It’s a good idea to keep up with your exercise  routine or consider joining a calming yoga class.  This will help aliviate stress and keep the calories from piling on.

Your Mental Health is Important

Holidays are meant to be a time for relaxation, so enjoy some nice walks and family alone time.

In fact, why not pop the kettle on and enjoy a ‘Tea & Talk’. Research has shown that it is good to talk, and especially over the colder months when a lot of people feel lonley, in particular around Christmas time.

By taking part in a ‘Tea & Talk’ you will also by heping to raise fund for the Mental Health Foundation. 

Keep it simple

It can be easy to feel pressured to spend a load of money around Christmas time with presents and decorations, however make sure to think about what you actually want to spend and how much you can actually afford.   

Take care of yourself

If you are feeling under the weather you shouldn’t be rushing around. Make sure to rest if your body is telling you to and pick up some symptom relief from a local pharmacy so you can focus on improving your health and getting back to normal.

If on the run up to Christmas you arent feeling like yourself and would like to book an appointment with a GP, our Private GP service can offer same/next day appointments and no registration is required.

Contact 028 9066 7878 or Book an appointment online today

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