|Written by Tom Fowler|
Drinking and eating sensibly is important at all times, but now, in early December as the holiday partying season is in full swing, it is a good time to remind ourselves what is smart and what is not.
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It is very easy to throw caution to the wind and let yourself go at this time of year. Why shouldnâ€™t we? It is a joyous time when we celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. Unwanted weight gain and possible health consequences are major considerations in maintaining personal discipline.
Eat and drink what you want, just not as much as you will be tempted to consume. When attending a party or other social function, monitor closely your consumption. It is very easy to consume to excess when in a relaxed social situation.
At this time of year there is an emotional tightrope to walk. We do not wish to be so rigid that we cannot enjoy ourselves, but neither do we wish to allow our judgment to lapse and thus form long term bad habits. Moderation is the key. Unless we are considering things immoral or illegal, enjoy this time of year to the fullest but practice prudence in all things.
Remember, what you do now will go a long way in determining how you feel after the New Year is ushered in. Too much partying, food, alcohol and lack of adequate rest often fosters the depression many will feel after the holidays are over. Be wise and plan now so as to feel healthy and strong a month from now.
Light eating/drinking is an excellent way to prepare for the dark days of January
Be certain to get adequate rest. There is much temptation to overdo it just now.
Too much alcohol impairs judgment. This is always true but we are especially vulnerable during the holidays.
Monitor closely caloric intake. Remember that alcohol contains a lot of calories.
Lack of adequate rest may negatively impact your performance at the office or workplace. You do not wish for todayâ€™s actions to negatively affect a professional review six months from now.
It is very easy to damage personal relationships with too much revelry. Once more, monitor your behavior closely.