The holidays are filled with visiting family and friends, holiday parties and traditions – a lot of which include food. Dishes like mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie may be tasty, but they can be packed with sugar, salt and fat. It’s OK to indulge in a few of your favorite holiday dishes, but being selective about your food choices can help you avoid a post-holiday slump.
Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic that can help you stay on top of you nutrition during holiday gatherings:
Don’t make yourself feel guilty if you eat too much or not healthy enough. You can always start again by making sure your next meal is healthier. You can even incorporate some exercise into your holiday activities. A walk with family or friends after a meal can help you burn off extra calories.
As a Blue Cross of Idaho member, you have access to Sharecare, a wellbeing app and tool that can help you eat healthier, lower your stress level and get more active. You can find resources on a wide array of health topics, including healthy eating, as well as wellbeing tips on how to get and stay healthy.
To get the Sharecare app, visit bcidaho.sharecare.com to create your account, download the app and take the RealAge® Test. Do not download the Sharecare app directly from the App Store or Google Play.
Disclaimer: This wellness program is administered by Sharecare, Inc., an independent company that provides health improvement management services to Blue Cross of Idaho members. Sharecare, Inc., does not provide Blue Cross of Idaho products or services and is solely responsible for the health improvement management services it provides.
Posted: November 30, 2022