Christmas is the time of year when even the most virtuous of us tend to loosen up your healthy habits – and why not, everyone needs a little indulgence!
Sometimes we feel worn out, bloated and not quite at our best due to the excesses of rich food, alcohol and sweet treats.
I'm going to have some top health and wellbeing tips to inspire your new year resolutions in January, but right now here are some simple steps to make you feel fabulous and festive without compromise having to go to many mince pies!
The constant rounds of pigs in blankets, brandy butter and minced meat pies make you want fresh fruit and vegetables.
When I know a big lunch or dinner is imminent, I like to try having a nutrient-rich smoothie for breakfast to make sure I fix my vitamin. This simple recipe from Hemsley & Hemsley is great.
I also try to keep up with my vitamin D supplements and follow those steps when I feel like something is happening – there is nothing worse than being sick over Christmas!
Instead of going into full sleep mode before the fire, wrap yourself up and go for a walk. Fresh air works wonders to wake you up, and a brisk walk gets the endorphins flowing!
Stick with a few glasses…
While we all like to treat ourselves to an appropriate amount of mulled wine over Christmas, it should be noted that alcohol can lead to diseases such as rosacea and urticaria in sensitive skin.
A large glass of water after each drink contributes significantly to the calming of your skin (and your head!) The next day.
Do you have any fail-safe tips that will help you feel best during the festive season?