Health & Wellness

5 Healthy Holiday Action Plan Goals

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

The holidays are hectic and we often set aside our health goals till afterwards. This year, I’m planning to focus on my winter health goals starting now. Call me crazy, but I think it’s possible. This way, I’ll be well on the way when the new year starts and resolutions kick in. I’m not letting a busy schedule stop me from reaching my goals.

The best way to do this is to create a plan of action. Write down your top health goals for winter. You can keep it to yourself or show it to your family for some accountability. I recommend starting with simple goals and going from them. It will help you stay motivated and on track.

5 Healthy Holiday Action Plan Goals - Get on track today with these simple tips!

Need some inspiration? Here are some healthy holiday action plan goals you can try:

1. Do a winter-friendly workout. I’ve been known to use the weather as an excuse as to why I’m not exercising. Instead, try an indoor activity like aqua aerobics, indoor rock climbing or a fitness class at the local gym (or on a DVD!). Give yourself a challenge of trying a new workout each month so you can find something that best suits your needs.

It’s cold season which can make working out more difficult if you aren’t feeling well. It’s important to rest and recuperate. If you notice any lingering nasal congestion, try a nasal saline-spray to clear your sinuses. hydraSense® Daily Nasal Care products are 100% naturally-sourced seawater that is clinically proven to reduce and relieve your nasal cold symptoms. hydraSense® Daily Nasal Care products can be used alongside your other oral cough and cold medications.

2. Eat more fruit. I know it can be more difficult to eat fresh fruit during the winter with the Farmers’ markets and apple orchards closed for the season. However, fruit is packed full of vitamins and you can still find fresh fruit at the grocery store. Challenge yourself to eat the rainbow!

Another option is to eat frozen fruit, but make sure to watch out for any added sugar. Read the ingredients before you buy. With kids, it can be more difficult to get them to eat their fruit (and veggies). Give kids a supplement like FLINTSTONES® multivitamins. They are the #1 brand choice of pediatricians. Kids will love that they come in delicious chewables or gummies! I remember taking them as a child.

 3. Drink more water. It’s easier to drink water in the summer when you are hot and sweaty. Use an app on your phone to log your water intake. One option with a fun twist is Plant Nanny. When you drink water, you help an adorable plant friend grow!

It’s especially important to get your fluids in when you are sick. Try adding a vitamin-C tablet to your water. Redoxon® Tablets give you ten oranges worth of Vitamin C*! That alone should motivate you to drink your water!

4. Schedule your sleep. If your sleep is out of whack with many late nights, consider setting a bedtime. They aren’t just for kids. I started going to bed earlier at the same time every night and am noticing that I have more energy the next day. I don’t wake up tired and grumpy.

One simple tip you can start today is to limit your screen time one hour before you plan to go to bed. It will be easier to fall asleep.

5 Healthy Holiday Action Plan Goals - Get on track today with these simple tips!

5. Take a time out. I devote at least 10 minutes per day for “me time”. Typically, I’ll go into my bedroom and meditate for 10 minutes. I feel more refreshed and calmer afterwards. It’s easy to forget about our own needs this time of year.

What are your healthy winter goals?

*Redoxon® is not meant to replace food.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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