PC - Kevin Kinnan

PC - Kevin Kinnan

The Christmas season is my very favorite time of the year (queue "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"). Spending time with the family, eating delicious food, listening to Christmas music (Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby are personal favorites), watching Christmas movies (White Christmas anyone?), wearing cozy socks and sweaters, playing in the snow, giving gifts- I love everything about Christmas. Unfortunately though, this magical time of the year also comes with a paradox. The craziness, busyness, stress, financial burdens of buying gifts, eclipses the true joy and cheer of the Christmas spirit.

For myself, coming home from college brings different anxieties of being off my regular routine of exercise and eating, as well as being offered cookies and other desserts every time you turn around, it's hard to find a happy and healthy medium. Moreover, as a college student, I find my over-productive life at school causes all motivation to crash as soon as I step through the front door of my house. Eating chocolate, watching movies, and catching up on TV shows and social media seem to be preferable activities. It's great for maybe a day or two, but beyond that, I start to feel sort of like a blob. For those of you who aren't in college, maybe the problem is life becomes too hectic during the holiday season. I hope that with this healthy holidays guide, you will be able to find a balance between rest and relaxation, productive activity, enjoying the Christmas season (including the food that comes along with it) without the usual feelings guilt and lack of physical activity, while maintaining a sense of inner peace and appreciation of this season of love and giving. Follow the links below to read more about each of the following topics on staying active, healthy eating and holiday treats, and maintaining wellness.


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