Fresh tips to help you do just that.
- Wear a pedometer and keep track of your steps. Shoot for at least 10,000 steps a day. Hit your goal by doing at least some of your shopping at stores rather than online.
- Don’t skip meals and take a healthy snack or two with you; being famished makes it harder to resist mall indulgences. A portion of almonds or a protein bar work great for this circumstance.
- Keep shopping stress to a minimum by making a list, keeping it simple, and buying items on sale. Set and stick to a budget. Talk to family about setting dollar limits on gifts, draw names to limit the number of gifts to buy, or cut back on who you purchase gifts for. The financial strain of overspending can derail your peace of mind and health.
- Consider gifts that help others to live a healthy lifestyle–a yoga mat, an olive oil sprayer or mister, a massage gift certificate, a fruit basket, a pedometer, a subscription to a health magazine, or other health-inspiring gifts.