How can you stay feeling healthy and motivated when you know the cookies are endless, the eggnog doesn’t stop pouring, late night work deadlines become common and our eating patterns are no longer consistent? I call it … juggling the holidays! The holidays are one time of the year when you really want to feel your best.. but the daunting question is how?
Speaking on behalf of many busy bee’s, this is hardest to tackle throughout the month of December. So how does one juggling all these challenges?
We make the change,
focus on fun not food
and stay motivated!
Make the change!
Staying active during the holidays is the habit we want to aim for all through December. But, how does one incorporate that with a busy lifestyle? We know that regardless of having a busy lifestyle YOU come first and our health is most important. Studies have proven that on average, adults gain more than a pound of body weight during the winter holidays. Those that stayed active gained the least weight (if any) and kept a positive attitude during the winter season. Stay happy and avoid the winter blues! Stay active and let is become a habit!
Keep the focus on fun, not food
Most holidays are associated with certain foods. Christmas at your house may not be the same without your table looking like a food explosion, but that doesn’t mean food has to be the main focus. Whether it's something active, a new hobby or taking the time to relax, throw yourself into the other rituals a holiday brings.
2015, You Did it!
You may be celebrating, but that doesn't mean that you should send your meal plan (and your judgment) on holiday. Don’t allow yourself to "think that you can't" because really all that you have to do is press pause on work and think "it's me time" instead! Continue with your meal plan and weekly prepping, being active and you’ll be juggling the holidays like it’s just another busy month. We often forget that our inner happiness is hard to juggle, just take the first step in making it happen and you’ll be healthy, alive and smiling.
We Got This Busy Bees!
The Busy Organic
Written by: Autumn Ladouceur
Many of us, especially some woman and vegetarians struggle with iron deficiency. In fact, almost 3.5 billion suffer from this ailment. Iron deficiency can make it hard to live a happy and productive life with symptoms including fatigue, shortness of breath and general weakness.
If you are like me, you have tried many different methods to keep those iron levels up. I have tried things including, over the counter iron pills, health food store liquid iron supplements, powdered supplements, and just trying to eat as much iron rich foods as possible. But, not only are leafy greens expensive but, for some, they just don’t cut it.
Let me introduce to you the Lucky Iron Fish; a literal fish, made of iron that is helping the iron deficient in Cambodia, and around the world enjoy iron-rich meals without the fuss. All you have to do is clean the fish, add it to a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes, add your ingredients and enjoy an iron fortified meal. They say to add a teaspoon citrus to the pot to help your body absorb the iron.
You can use the Lucky Iron Fish once a day and it will release 60-300mg of iron each time you use it. That’s 75% of the iron you need each day. Not only is the Lucky Iron Fish helping people get their iron but they are doing it in an ethical way. As stated on their website they are, “committed to hiring local staff, using recycled and biodegradable materials, and supporting like-minded businesses and organizations.”
So far, the Lucky Iron Fish has helped 89,000 iron deficient people. To get involved you can become a partner of Lucky Iron Fish, volunteer, or buy a “School” of Lucky Iron Fish for a family in need. Do this, and keep your iron levels up by purchasing your own Lucky Iron Fish for $25 at their website HERE. For every Lucky Iron Fish that is purchased, the company provides multiple Lucky Iron Fish to people in need. Let’s help them put a fish in every pot.