Taking care of your self during the holiday season is just as important as finding the perfect gift. This can be one of the most stressful times of the year for some people. Taking advantage of relaxation tips from your Doctor is more important now than ever.
Dr. Bazerbashi’s recommendations are the first steps to de-stress and relax during the holidays. “It is important to be well hydrated,” explains Dr. Bazerbashi. You may be attending some holiday parties during this season, and although he enjoys an occasional glass of soda, Dr. Bazerbashi suggests that it is wise to consume these drinks and all alcoholic drinks in moderation in order to keep your body in optimum health. “Also try not to drink a lot of caffeine,” he suggests, because too much caffeine has been linked to insomnia, anxiety and digestive issues.
Amanda Faro, RN and Cosmetic Injector at Jannha Medispa suggests supplementing your diet with magnesium for a natural way to help your body relax. “I started taking magnesium years ago when I was working two jobs and was feeling the stress during the holidays,” explains Amanda. Most people are deficient in magnesium, and this can directly affect your bodies health. She considers magnesium to be the “go-to-wonder-pill that is amazing for sore muscles and inflammation.” Amanda reminds us that magnesium is a natural mineral that is already in the body and which acts as a natural electrolyte. “The holistic approach for treating the body and mind deals with the whole picture” Amanda explains, “Magnesium is the natural way to help reduce inflammation, relax the muscles, help with sleep and ease anxiety.” She recommends taking the supplement in the evening before bed.
“It’s all about selfcare,” urges Elyse Kakos the Massage Therapist and Director of Jannha Medispa. “The more you take care of your body the better you will feel.” A Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage can improve circulation, decrease stress and increase relaxation. Dr. Bazerbashi also recommends a “yoga workout to help relax and destress” during the holiday season.
Watching your intake of certain foods and drink, supplementing with necessary vitamins and taking time to treat your body to a massage or yoga class are all great ways to destress and relax during the holidays. Taking care of our bodies during the holidays is the best present we can give ourselves; and of course we deserve it!!