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A healthy-ish guide to Christmas

You know how the tune goes…🎶Christmas time, mistletoe and 7 glasses of wine. Wait, that’s not how the song goes? Well, it does for us during the festive season.

If, like us, you indulge a bit too much over December and want to minimise the effect you have on your body, then look no further. We know life is about “balance” (diet coke, please!) so we’ve put together a guide to staying healthy-ish this Chrimbo. Because we know you’re going to drink a bottle of mulled wine on a Wednesday, but want to help offset that with something wholesome.

Get out the office

Between the parties and present shopping, it’s hard to find the time to get to the gym. If you know you’re going to be M.I.A from the gym then make an effort to get out of the office at lunchtime and take a long stroll. Not only will it help you burn a few extra calories it will also give you time to chat about the office antics pre/post Christmas party.

Do something for others

Being healthy isn’t just limited to your body – you also need to keep your mind healthy. Christmas is a stressful time and it’s easy to fall into a state of disarray around all the shiny things and faux cheer. Inject some positivity into your day by doing something for another. It can be as simple as buying a coffee for a co-worker or letting someone take your seat on the tube. It’ll make you feel a bit happier, we promise.

Switch your nibbles

Found yourself at a party surrounded by vol au vents and mulled wine? Don’t tuck in quite yet. Survey the snacks selection and make a better food decision by opting for stuff that will actually satisfy you. Opt for nuts, for example, as they are much cheese straws (both in nutrients and taste tbh). grab

No booze days

The temptation to knock a few Baileys mid-week is tempting. Even in the office, a place that is usually booze free has the odd bottle of mulled wine being passed around. Make a deal with yourself that Mons-Wednesday are strictly no booze days, no matter what the event. It’ll be hard but it will feel much better than having a hangover on a Tuesday.