Healthier Celebrations Possible this Holiday Season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It can be notoriously hard to stay healthy during the holidays, but it’s important to note that it’s not impossible.  

KNWA’s Kim Hutcherson broke down some steps to take that may help you stay healthier–and ultimately feel better–as the holidays kick into full swing.  

The new year presents a great time to kick off habits aimed at healthier living, and one of the first things you can do this year is go easy on the alcohol.  

Though libations can be fun, they’re also empty calories.  And adding all those extra calories does nothing to help your diet, as hangovers can only be cured by ingesting mass amounts of even more caloric food, like greasy cheeseburgers.  

Not only can a lot of alcohol cause blood sugar to skyrocket, but alcohol consumption also temporarily keeps your body from burning fat. 

Another helpful tip is to remember to stay active during the holidays.  With extra time off from work and school, it can be tempting to consider just sitting around, but remembering to exercise is key in making long term healthy decisions.

Finally, experts suggest using some of your extra time to make sure to get plenty of sleep.