The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make sticking to your goals difficult to navigate. Between office parties, family gatherings and all the sweets and treats the season has to offer, it’s easy to let your mental and physical wellness fall out of focus.

Here are a few tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Wellness team to help you make the season a little healthier and happier:

Plan ahead

If you have a hectic holiday schedule, it can be tough to squeeze a workout in. Plan your workouts ahead of time to ensure they fit into your day.

Involve family and friends

The holidays are better when you’re surrounded by your family and friends. Encourage loved ones to join you for a hike, walk or other physical activity to help you stick to your goals while getting quality time with those you care about most!

Stay consistent

When the holidays are in full swing, it’s easy to let your workouts fall off the radar. Maintaining your regular exercise routines can help you stick to your goals and manage the stress that the holidays bring.

Be mindful of nutrition

Allow yourself to enjoy holiday treats in moderation and balance them with healthy meals. Remember, it’s okay to enjoy the holidays.

Set realistic goals

Adjust your fitness expectations to account for the busy holiday months. A suggestion for a holiday goal is to focus on maintaining your fitness, instead of trying to make major improvements.

Rest and recover

Recovery is just as important during the holidays as any other time of year! Make sure you give yourself time to rest and recuperate from your workouts and the stress of the season.

Practice gratitude

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect. Use your active time to appreciate the beauty of the season and remember what you are thankful for.

Enjoy the outdoors

Bundle up and embrace the beauty of winter by taking part in seasonal activities, like ice skating or sledding.

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