The holidays are filled with indulgences. We stay inside more, we drink more, we eat more, and we have to wear stretchy pants WAY more often. The stretch between mid-December and the New Year can throw any well-meaning fitness or healthy eating regimen off track fairly quickly.
Implement these eight holiday hacks for a healthier winter season…
1. Blast Stress with Magnesium
According to research from Psychology Today, most North Americans are largely magnesium deficient. Unless your diet is rich in seafood, organ meat, and mineral water your magnesium levels can suffer—and your brain often reaps the consequences.
Magnesium is largely responsible for muscles contraction and nerve signals to the brain. However, when levels are low, stress (especially during the holidays) can lead to anxiety and even depression. If stress is getting to you during the winter season, take a magnesium supplement to balance mineral levels.