Have a Holly Jolly...

Submitted by Marina Hodson

While some may call this the best time of the year, others among us may be fretting about the number of things left to do before the big day.

We all know the perils the season brings to our waistline, what we may lose sight of is that it can also threaten our overall well being at times.  So how can you protect yourself and ensure you will be healthy and happy to enjoy this special time with special people?

  1. Continue to exercise and be active. It is easy to let your exercise routine be the first thing to fall off your ever lengthening to do list, but not only will that disrupt your routine and make it harder to get back to exercising in the new year – exercise will give you the energy and stamina to face those other Christmas chores!

  2.  Protect yourself against colds and flu. Whether in the mall, at the office lunch or just meeting up with friends, this busy social time of year leaves us exposed to contagions.  So if you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to get your flu shot and remember the best protection is good hand washing.

  3. Take time for yourself. While this is the season to think of others, running yourself ragged will not benefit anyone. Remember that it should be about being with loved ones and nobody will notice whether you remembered to dust the top of the fridge before they arrived.

So look after yourself as we move into this very special time of year.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT