Tis’ The Season



Is holiday stress already hitting you hard?

Yeah, that happens and it is why January and February we find our clients having the worst hormone issues, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and anxiety.

But we’ve got some awesome tips to assure that doesn’t happen to you!

The holidays are FUN. But there is also a lot of stress. Late nights, sugar, alcohol, family member dynamics that are less than awesome. Look, no one is judging and you should totally enjoy the season. But you can do it in a way that will preserve your health and fitness!

Here are our top holiday season tips:

1. Holiday Errands, Be Prepared.
Carry protein-based snacks with you so your blood sugar doesn’t suddenly drop! This is key if you’re out doing any last-minute gift shopping or out on one of the kid’s holiday outings.
2. Schedule YOU time.
You can’t show up for anyone else in this world unless you show up for yourself first.
Make space for an unplugging routine. We are huge fans of getting in a 15-20 minute daily walk in – go at any pace you’re feeling. Moving with your breath helps you get present, move stress out of your body, and lower cortisol levels so you can optimize your health without getting sick this season.
3. Get some D (vitamin!)
Too low of vitamin D is associated with increased seasonal illness, when your vitamin D levels are too low it can have a negative impact on your immune health.
In general vitamin D3 can be supplemented at 2,000 IU daily for adults and 400 IU for children as a maintenance dose. In times of illness, we will increase the dose to 3,000-5,000 IU daily until feeling better.
  • Take B vitamins & vitamin C daily. These support adrenal health and progesterone production for our ladies.
  • Also, make sure you’re getting magnesium daily. This is SO necessary if you want to get restful sleep.
Here’s a sample schedule of taking all of these:
Breakfast: Vitamin B, C, and D. These can also be taken first thing in the morning when you wake.
Bedtime: Magnesium. Take 30-60 minutes before bed as part of your bedtime routine.
Here’s to awesome health through the holidays!