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Rock Your Health: My favorite wellness tips for the holidays

1. Determine the primary health goal that you want to keep alive and well during the holidays.

Write it in BIG LETTERS on BIG PAPER so that you can see it every day and so that it will keep you on track. Don’t give up on yourself and all the great work you’ve been doing to stay healthy by caving in to over-indulgence.

2. Stay nourished while you are on the go so you will avoid fast food temptations.

I love a smoothie to go that is packed with nutrition. Let me know if you need recipes.

3. Have a healthy snack before you go to a party to avoid overindulging.

4. Prepare festive meals and snacks using low-glycemic recipes that don’t cause carb cravings.

I love this cookbook for ideas on how to create delicious looking and tasting foods and desserts that are actually good for you. Low Glycemic Meals in Minutes: www.lowgimeals.com.

5. Stay active with your exercise program.

Wear a pedometer to keep track of the ultimate goal of 10,000 steps per day. (A pedometer is a great gift idea too!) Build physical activity into your holiday plans, for example, by planning to take a walk after a holiday meal.

6. Take time to rest with naps and try to get seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

Say NO to extra activities that are wearing you out. You can say NO as a gift to yourself!

7. Save time by shopping online.

8. Create your health goals for the New Year right now instead of waiting until January.

Visit www.carolebert.usana.com for a free health assessment to get you started.

Contact me at carol@carolebert.com if you want a sample coaching session to get your goals firmly established into your daily routine.

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Carol Ebert About the Author: Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP, is a creative force for education and wellness and is a certified wellness practitioner and wellness coach, mindful coaching certification trainer, certified law of attraction facilitator, and certified nutrition advisor. She has been a bedside nurse, school health educator, college health service director, medical center wellness specialist, and mindful coach and trainer. She is now CEO of her own wellness business, www.carolebert.com. She can be emailed at carol@carolebert.com.

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