6 Tips to Move Through the Holidays

Bowl of carrot ginger soup with lamb meatballs and black beans served with Norwegian crispbread and lime juice.

Beauty Buzz/Blog Biz | 6 Tips to Move Through the Holidays

It might be hard to believe, but we have reached the holiday season! 

After struggling with the pandemic and spending less time with loved ones last holiday season, you may feel like you simply do not have the time to do everything you want in addition to spending quality time with friends and family. 

To accomplish your health goals, have fun, and create space for downtime, plan activities like walking, cooking, or grocery shopping with your loved ones. When going on adventures and making plans with others, try to incorporate your goals or tasks within the adventure. 

Here is a list of ideas to consider incorporating physical activity while enjoying time with loved ones or on your own:

Go on a Walk or Hike

Depending on where you live, fall may be a lovely time of year to get outside. Take a walk or go on a hike to enjoy the season.

Attend Local Holiday or Seasonal Attractions

During this time of year, seasonal activities may include ice skating, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and outdoor music events. Enjoy these activities with those closest to you!

Combine Food Adventures With a Walk

Bowl of carrot ginger soup with lamb meatballs and black beans served with Norwegian crispbread and lime juice.

Take time after eating to explore your local area with a walk. Up the adventure factor by trying out a new restaurant and finding the secret outdoor gems nearby.

Errands and Fun, All in One

Make a quick stop at a grocery store if you happen to pass by one while out and about with others – pick up a couple things you need to make life easier!

Check Out New Places to Experience Together

Many museums offer audio tours and some may also have touch galleries or touch tours. Theaters may also offer audio-described performances where you experience the show through verbal descriptions.

Plan a Meal With Your Favorite People 

By eating with others, meal time could be more sociable, potentially increasing enjoyment and mindfulness around eating which can help you slow down if you are a fast eater. 

The holidays can be an overwhelming time! Remember to listen to your own needs, whether that’s hanging out with friends as a loneliness buster, or separating from large gatherings to take a moment for yourself.

If you’re inspired to focus on your health, schedule a free one-on-one Nutrition for Wellness Strategy Session. Or, check out my upcoming meal planning workshops for meal planning guidance.

Cheers to your health,

By Alicia Connor, MA RDN & Chef

Author Bio:

Alicia Connor a pretty brunette with short-cropped hair wearing a denim jacket with a white tee.
Alicia Connor

Alicia Connor is a registered dietitian nutritionist and chef who lives in San Francisco. She is passionate about healthy cooking, with a focus on simplifying meal planning and making healthy eating easier. Alicia built a successful career as a chef, working at one of the top restaurants in San Francisco. But as her vision declined due to a hereditary condition, she decided to focus on a career with longevity and returned to school to become a dietitian.

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