Reset your body

If you overeat, it can make you feel bloated, tired, and lethargic. Try these ideas to help reset your stomach and boost your energy.

  • Sip on ginger tea. Ginger can help with problems like bloating and nausea. Be careful of ginger supplements though, as high doses of ginger can increase your risk of bleeding.
  • Stay away from peppermint. Peppermint can cause gas and upset your stomach. Have a mint or two, but don't overdo it.
  • Choose water with lemon instead of soft drinks. Sodas and fizzy drinks can give you gas and heartburn. While it is important to stay hydrated to prevent constipation and get rid of excess sodium from your body, don't drink too much at once. Have small sips throughout the day.
  • Keep an eye on your fibre intake. Foods rich in fibre, like apples, bran, beans, almonds, broccoli, and spinach, are good for you. But if high-fibre foods are new to your diet, they can make you feel more bloated. Add them in slowly and drink more water.
  • Put down that salt shaker. Too much salt can cause you to retain water and make you feel bloated.
  • Walk, but don't run, after meals. While exercise is healthy, you can get an upset stomach if you exercise too hard right after a meal. Try to wait 10 to 15 minutes after eating before walking, and be sure to start slowly.
  • Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about medications that can help with gas, bloating, indigestion, or heartburn. Many of these medications are available without a prescription. They can explain what your options are, as well as the benefits and risks.

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Replenish your skin

Lack of sleep and too much alcohol are the kinds of things that can cause your skin to look less than luminous. Get your glow back with these tips.

  • Drink plenty of water. Being dehydrated can lead to dry lips and skin. Getting the right amount of fluid each day prevents this. Adult men should aim for 12 cups of water a day. Adult women should aim for 9 cups of water a day. Ask your doctor if you're not sure what your fluid intake should be.
  • Banish those bags under your eyes by getting enough rest each night. If you're between the ages of 18 to 64, aim for 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night. If you're 65 years or older, aim for 7 to 8 hours.
  • If the stress of the holidays made you reach for a cigarette, or 2, or 10, now's the time to quit. Smoking makes your skin look older.
  • Exercise. This will help bring vital oxygen and nutrients to your skin, giving it a healthy glow. But keep in mind that sweat can cause acne and other skin problems. Taking a shower after your work-out will wash away sweat, oils, and bacteria.

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Refresh your routine

In the midst of the holiday season, did you change your workout routine? Now would be a good time to re-evaluate it. Maybe it's time to try something new.

  • Switch it up. If you're feeling tired of your regular workout routine, think about some new activities you'd be interested in trying, like yoga or dance. It will shake up your routine and motivate you to keep going.
  • Take it slow. Feeling sluggish and tired now is pretty normal, so take small steps to restart your workouts. If you usually run a mile, walk a mile. Set the treadmill to a slower speed.
  • Get going. Now's as good a time as any to get moving. Check out fitness classes online or ask a family member or friend to join you. It's never too late.

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Relax your mind

Once all the gifts have been given and all the leftovers are gone from the fridge... your mind will need release and relief from the holiday season stress. Try these ideas.

  • Stay away from caffeine. Caffeine makes your heart rate and blood pressure go up. It can also make it harder for you to cope with stress.
  • Take a few moments after you get up in the morning to do some gentle stretching and take some deep breaths. Find a quiet place to sit and appreciate the stillness of your surroundings.
  • Rest your senses. Stay away from stressful emails and social media. If it's not something you need to do urgently, take a break and look at it tomorrow.
  • Don't forget to breathe. Give meditation or deep breathing exercises a try. Deep breathing can also make you feel better in other ways, like improving your focus and the quality of your sleep.

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