As the holidays approach, there are many things that must be prepared… the food, your home, and gifts; the list goes on and on. However, amidst the holidays, we often forget to prepare our bodies for the seasonal rush hour, leading to loss of energy. Our First Care team wants you to get the most out of your holiday season. Here are a few tips to help you get the energy you need to celebrate this season.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
While you may think that less sleep is acceptable due to the size of your to-do list, it is recommended that most adults get an average of 7-9 hours of sleep each night to function at their best the following day. Having trouble actually going to sleep once you get in bed? Try taking a few steps to prepare your body for rest. Some of these methods may include turning off electronics an hour or two before bed, as well as avoiding caffeine in the hours before bedtime
Fill Yourself With The Right Fuel
Are your snack choices gifting you more energy, or are they taking your energy away? Foods such as bagels, specialty coffee drinks, and muffins basically send your energy right out the door. Instead, try choosing snacks such as apples, almonds, eggs, or sweet potatoes. More energy boosting foods can be found here.
Careful on the Caffeine
If you are the type that relies on caffeine to conquer your day, try setting the coffee aside. Instead, try reaching for the caffeine you can get from tea. Caffeinated sodas and flavored coffee drinks might sound good in theory, but in reality, they are full of empty calories. And let’s be honest, you might as well save those for the dessert table at your next holiday dinner. Herbal teas and green teas are a healthier alternative that will keep your energy up through the holiday season.
Visit A First Care Clinic Today
Are you unsure if the holiday season is the culprit of zapping your energy? Visit on of out First Care Clinic locations for diagnostic testing to find out if there may be an underlying cause. Call or visit us today to get on the path to healing.