It might be more important than ever to maintain healthy habits during the New Year’s holiday, but more difficult.
We just came through the Christmas holiday in which food, especially treats, were plentiful. Likely, the holidays have thrown off your routine and prompted too much eating, too much inactivity, and too little rest.
Now comes New Year’s and more parties.
Nebraska Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joann Schaefer, understands it’s hard to say “No” to all the activities and parties, but perhaps necessary to keep healthy.
“The more respect you can give to trying to slow down and breathe, I think ultimately you’re going to be doing better things for your body,” Schaefer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Schaefer suggests you fit your routine with the crazy schedule. She says you can break up exercise time to accommodate the extra activities. You can take breaks; get in a nap, all in an effort to keep things under control, at least a little bit.
Schaefer says that if you are having trouble getting to see all the friends that you would like to see, you might schedule some time to meet later in January or February when there likely will be more time and you might want to get out and warm up a cold winter night.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]