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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

When you get stressed, you get sick.

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, stress levels are up and everyone’s getting sick.

Its no mistake that the common cold and flu are at an all time high this time of year. Immune systems are low and with all the traveling and picking up germs you’re bound to get the sniffles just in time for the holidays.

Taking extra care of yourself during the holiday season will keep sickness at bay and you feeling merry and bright for all your holiday parties and traditions.

Immune System Boosting Superfoods

There’s plenty of delicious food to indulge in during the holidays, most of which unfortunately doesn’t provide you with the nutrients you need to naturally boost your immune system. Incorporate antioxidant rich foods like citrus and green leafy veggies to give your system the fighting chance it needs. A daily dose of probiotics in foods like yogurt will keep your digestive system on track and breaking down indulgent foods like those extra cookies you snuck at the company party. You are what you eat, so make a conscious effort to balance your party eats with a healthy variety of nutrient rich food.

Dodging Germs While Out and About

There’s so much to do and so many errands to run, forcing you to head out into the germy wasteland that is the mall and supermarket. Instead of putting yourself on the front lines, try shopping online in the comfort of your thoroughly sanitized home. Your treasures arrive conveniently at your door and you can avoid the crowds, lines and frustration of the holiday shopping scene. If you do have to go out, stay prepared. Wash your hands and get fresh air frequently and avoid touching your face! Germs enter your body through your eyes, nose and mouth so keep those yucky hands off your beautiful clean face.

Practice a Healthy Amount of Self Care

Take care of yourself? Who has the time!

Well actually, a sprinkle of self care into your daily routine takes no time at all and will help you banish stress and feeling great all season. Take the time to relax and unwind at the end of the day, and stretch out your breakfast to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. The holidays are stressful because of the constant need to get everything right and it really wears you down. Take a step back and do things that you enjoy, even if it means putting down the wrapping paper and the tinsel for a while.

Who wants to start 2017 sick in bed?

Taking some extra precautions and focusing on your health this season will keep you from catching the flu or a nasty cold; the gift that keeps giving. Eat right, get some fresh air and be a little more conscious and you’ll feel extra festive for all of those upcoming holiday parties and obligations.

Tissues aren’t a cute accessory for your holiday outfit, so leave the red nose to Rudolph.

Holiday Family Activities

The holidays are best spent surrounded by family and friends and your new baby 

Just because we are in the beautiful and sunny state of Florida doesn’t mean we are missing out on holiday spirit.

With all the hectic to do lists of the holiday season, it’s easy to lose touch and become overwhelmed. Take the opportunity each day to make the holiday season a little extra magical with your little ones, and the season will surely be sweeter.

It’s never too late to start up some new family traditions that will grow with your kids! So get out, spread some joy and make some unforgettable holiday memories!

Decorate the House

Decking the halls for Christmas was always our favorite part of the holiday season. We would beg our parents to take the decorations out of the attic and leave no room without a little something festive. Make some homemade decorations with your kids like garland, wreaths or advent calendars and surprise them with an afternoon of themed movies, cookies, and decorating the house inside and out. Once your lights are hung and glowing outside, take a drive and check out the light displays in local Sarasota to wind your littles down for bed. It works like a charm.

Decorate Holiday Cookies

It might be a little messy, but toddlers love decorating cookies. With a little extra planning on your part, the whole process can go a lot smoother and give you more of an opportunity to get creative with your kids. Make your cookies ahead of time in assorted shapes, with plenty of time for them to cool. Your kids won’t have to wait for cookies to bake and cool, and they can jump right in to decorate. You can even ice a dozen cookies with their royal icing base colors, allowing your kids to put the finishing touches on each cookie like sprinkles, sparkles, and candy. The whole family can spend time together making these tasty treats for holiday snack time or drop some off at school for a festive treat.

Throw a Holiday Party

The holidays are time for celebrating! Have your little guys help you throw a holiday party, decorate and plan your menu. This can double as a fun playdate for your kids complete with themed crafts, story time, dress up and games while the parents can socialize and relax throughout the night. Kids love a good party and helping you plan the event will keep the whole family involved in this awesome tradition. Parents can help the kids decorate gingerbread houses for a contest and play some games for a night of memories with close family and friends. This time of year, you don’t need a reason to gather together and celebrate!

Gather your family together each week during the holiday season, devoting time to a little holiday cheer.

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