Holiday Wellness Tips: How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

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Ah, the holidays! 'Tis the season for festive cheer, family gatherings, office parties, and (dare we say it?) overindulging. However, when Christmas cookies and eggnog take center stage, it can be pretty easy to put your health and wellness goals on hold. 

Whether it's indulging in far too many sweets or ditching the gym for the couch, the most wonderful time of the year may also be the most challenging. So, before Santa drops down the chimney, let's jump right in on how you can stay healthy during the holidays.

Top holiday health hacks 

Just because you're busy decking the halls and stuffing your stockings doesn't mean you can't keep in tip-top shape. Here are five holiday wellness tips to help you through the season's hustle and bustle. 

1. Heat up!

Get hooked on heat this yuletide season with an infrared sauna. This cutting-edge wellness innovation mimics the sun's healing powers without the harmful damage caused by ultraviolet rays. The long waves of infrared light can penetrate deep beneath the epidermis to repair and rejuvenate your worn-out cells and tissues. In addition, its gentle heat radiation warms the body while helping it detoxify.

Plus, did someone say relaxation? Nothing quite like having "me" time inside a top-notch infrared sauna to soothe your tired mind and body after all that shopping! Taking 15-20 minutes out of your day for self-care with at-home infrared devices can do wonders for both your physical health and mental clarity. For instance, the top-notch Infrared Sauna Blanket from HigherDOSE has far-infrared rays that may deliver an intensely detoxifying sweat. This will allow your body to push out those environmental toxins, boost your heart rate, and even leave you with soft, radiant skin.

2. Eat mindfully.

We all know what happens when we overindulge —remorse followed by bloating gas pain...not exactly an ideal situation. This doesn't mean you have to forgo all the decadent treats available; rather, switch up your diet by including plenty of vegetables and fruits to balance out those gingerbread cookies!

Focus on savoring each bite rather than scarfing down snacks without thinking twice. Intentional eating helps us become aware of how our food makes us feel while tightening our portion control muscles too! 

You can also try incorporating lean proteins such as chicken breast and turkey into your holiday menu and swapping out higher-calorie sides for lighter alternatives (e.g., salads instead of macaroni and cheese). If you're attending a holiday party, bring along some healthy snacks or dishes you can share with others.

3. Chill out. 

Fortify your arsenal of stress relievers with magnesium, one of nature's super minerals. Magnesium plays an essential role in hundreds of different bodily functions like muscle relaxation and blood sugar regulation. Thus, indulging in magnesium-rich foods like spinach and dark chocolate (yes, please!) during this extra busy time can make a lot of difference in the way you look and feel. 

Yet, it can be challenging to get the right kind of dose. Fortunately, you can help replenish your magnesium supply with HigherDOSE Chill Chews. Our magnesium gummies rebalance your inner seas, relax the body, and calm the mind. They combine magnesium citrate with an adaptogenic mushroom blend. Adaptogenic ingredients are natural substances that help the body cope with stress and anxiety. 

On top of that, these chill pills boast of ashwagandha, a medicinal herb with excellent health benefits like reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol. All these give HigherDOSE Chill Chews a uniquely targeted blend of supplements that help ease the pressures of holiday planning and partying. So, take a deep breath, have a Chill Chew, and bring the noise down a few notches.

4. Move it!  

One of the best holiday wellness tips is to keep moving! It may be so tempting to set camp on your couch when the weather gets cozy. But exercising regularly will not only help boost your mood but also provide you with tons of energy to stay "merry and bright." 

If you're worried about not having enough time to do everything that needs to be done over the holidays – worry not! Whether you can only manage an early-morning run or full-blown HIIT sets every other day—do whatever you can to heat up those sluggish muscles. 

Exercise need not be boring, by the way. There are lots of fun ways to work out during the holidays; why not go ice skating or tobogganing with friends? These activities can keep you fit and frisky throughout the revelries.

A girl relaxing on a HigherDOSE Infrared PEMF Mat

5. Unplug.

Our devices can be excellent tools for staying connected with friends and family during this season of love. However, they can also take away from our appreciation of the here and now. So make sure to set aside breaks where you go through a complete digital and electronic detox— whether it's spending an hour without your phone or taking a whole day off from technology entirely. You'll be amazed at how much more energized and productive you can be when there's some tech-free time in the mix! 

Instead of recharging your gadgets, refresh and raise your vibrations with the HigherDOSE Infrared PEMF Mat. This combines two powerful healing technologies to create the ultimate recovery tool. 

First, its PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) waves ground you in nature's frequencies for a full-body reset. Second, its infrared heat safely takes the PEMF DOSE up a notch. So, hit the HigherDOSE Infrared PEMF Mat to ease chronic pain, recover from workouts, deepen your meditations, or experience total-body relaxation. It also comes in a portable mini-me version with the Infrared PEMF Go Mat.

Stay fit, get lit—only with HigherDOSE 

Between long days filled with shopping trips and hectic nights full of festive parties, there's no doubt that the holidays can get pretty chaotic. But you don't have to get all tangled with the tinsel with these effective holiday wellness tips. 

How about taking your health to its spirited limit? With HigherDOSE, you can supercharge your self-care with elevated daily rituals, even during the busiest of times. Our collection of the hottest at-home tools can transform your routines for the ultimate detoxification, recovery, and relaxation. So, "light up" the holiday season—and beyond—shop HigherDOSE's infrared technologies, supplements, and body care products today!

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