Find the Right Balance for Your Health This Christmas | Gatlinburg, TN Walk-In Clinic

Between the delicious treats and work potlucks, how in the world are we all going to be able to stay healthy during the holiday season? Well, our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville just might have the answer about how to stay in good health while enjoying the holiday season! It’s a balancing act, after all!

Make Holiday Choices With Your Health in Mind

Sometimes people assume that in order to stay healthy over the holidays, it’s best to just not participate in holiday gatherings at all. But that is not true. When you socialize, your health actually benefits! You don’t have to decline an invitation to a neighborhood cookie exchange or work in your office during the company Christmas party. All you need to do is learn how to make healthy choices.

For example, when you’re attending a holiday party, there are usually healthier options available, even if you don’t see them at first. While it might take a time or two around the food table to see what your best options are, take your time when choosing the foods to put on your plate. Fill up your plate with lean meats, fruits and veggies, and seafood, and limit salty snacks and calorie-laden desserts.

When it comes to those desserts, choose one regular-size portion, or allow yourself tiny slivers to get the flavor of multiple treats, without the extra calories.

You’ll also want to remain physically active even during the busy holiday season. Doing so can help you fight off the holiday stress and maintain your sanity, as well as maintain your waistline. Schedule in workouts during the week and make sure not to cancel on yourself!

You can even fit in physical activity in less expected places! How? Well, instead of driving around town to look at holiday lights, why not get a group of loved ones together and go caroling in your neighborhood? Not only will you be spreading holiday cheer to your neighbors, but you will also be getting in a brisk walk for the day!

Has the flu or a cold got you feeling less than jolly this holiday season? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today so we can get you back to feeling your best.