An Article From Shaklee

It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. It’s a wonderful season full of friends, family, and get-togethers, but it’s also the season of busy schedules, to-do lists, and harsh weather. No matter how you feel about this time of year, it’s a great idea to take care of your health and watch your stress levels. Here are a few tips to keep your stress down and your immunity up—so you can thrive during the holidays, not just survive.

Make a list of the things you need to do. We get it—there’s a lot that needs to be done. But don’t stress out about the big picture and instead make yourself a checklist. Make one for the things you need to do, the things you need to buy, and any other task at hand. You can check things off daily or weekly, but the important part is seeing your progress, staying focused on your to-dos, and getting things done in an organized fashion!

Take time to rest. No one is built to work around the clock, and sometimes things can wait until tomorrow. Set aside time each day to relax, read a book, take a hot bath, or drink a warm cup of tea. Do something you enjoy doing, and don’t worry about all those lists. This will help your body and your mind to de-stress. For extra support, try Stress Relief Complex*, stress relief you can take safely every day.

Be consistent with your diet. Good nutrition is essential to a strong immune system. Ensure to add some wholesome, nutrient-rich foods to your diet like fruits, veggies, eggs, lean meats, etc. And for any nutritional gaps in your diet, supplement with a multivitamin like the one in Vitalizer.

Support your immune health. Vitamin C and D are crucial in boosting your immunity during the colder days. Vitamin C can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, parsley, citrus fruits, kiwis, and strawberries. For a quick boost, try Vitalized Immunity, a fizzy citrus drink with the vitamin C equivalent of 16 oranges. Vitamin D3 is another powerful vitamin that helps support immune function and strong bones, but our bodies can’t produce adequate amounts when we don’t get enough sunlight. To supplement, use Vita-D3® for a boost. If you are looking for specialized daily support to help maintain healthy immune function, we recommend supplementing with Nutriferon.

Don’t forget to exercise. Schedule in and maintain your fitness routine, and don’t let the cold weather be an excuse not to work out. Exercise is not only a great way to stay in shape but also helps you alleviate stress and is an immunity booster.  If you’re not used to exercising indoors, try taking a guided workout class.

Focus on what’s important. Remember the season isn’t about getting everything done—it’s about the people you spend it with. Focus on the good things and be grateful for all that you have. And lastly, enjoy your holidays.

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