it! Celebrations, holidays and other occasions are dangerous to one’s health.
This is because with all the eating and drinking we ‘enjoy’, we tend to
overindulge and thus, forget that everything taken in excess will lead to
increased health risk. In fact, most will probably agree, that a lot of people
are hospitalized because of this. Although I don’t want to sound like a party
pooper, the reason probably lies in overeating/drinking and bad health habits we
these health risks could be minimized by simply following these practical tips:
Hard as it may be, because of the numerous parties and reunions, not to mention
the holiday season, all Filipino homes have; eating less during these events is
a discipline all must acquire. This is because we tend to forget the calories
and fat we consume with the succession of parties and gatherings we attend
during the course of the year. As such, why not try eating less in all
gatherings? That way, you will not only weigh less (or weigh the same) at the
end of the season, but you will not also deprive yourself of the wonderful
dishes and treats presented.
So you can’t resist the feast. What the best thing to do then? Exercise! Yup,
if you can’t resist eating all the goodies, better hold on to your gym
schedule. That way, you can eat all your heart desires and still be at your
cardio-best. Increase your exercise resistance (strength of exercise you do).
Better yet, add some fiber in you diet to cleanse your body of bad cholesterol.
hydrated and limit alcohol.
Understandably, alcohol consumption increases in gatherings and parties, what
with the numerous wine gifts one is given by “well-meaning” friends.
However, alcohol is a diuretic and thus, may lead to dehydration. Also, alcohol
creates the feeling of fullness that is quite unhealthy, as it does not have any
nutritional value whatsoever and may even lead to malnutrition.
key of course is moderation when imbibing alcohol which may come in even more
"devilish" guise in food and harmless looking eggnog. However, if you
can't resist alcohol, better drink lots of water. Drink up to eight to 10
glasses of water everyday. This will not only cleanse the body, but might even
deter others from offering you alcohol during feast.
as much as possible.
Although we might get a surfeit of food
and alcohol, sleeping is something that we don't seem to get enough of during
parties and gatherings. Sleep deprivation may be subtle as deadlines near and
the number of official holidays increase. This results in a lot of short tempers
and a decline in physical resistance to disease. Anyway, sleeping eight hours a
day (or even six to seven hours if you can't afford it) might just give you
extra boost and energy to enjoy the parties and celebrations more