Simple Tips for Dodging Holiday Stress—From Dr. Susan Lin
The long line-ups at the mall. The over-indulgence of food and drink. The pressure of finding affordable gifts. Do you experience incredible stress at holiday time? If so, take a deep breath … and use these helpful tips to stay happy, healthy, and energized all season long!
Watch Your Portions!
During the most wonderful time of the year, it is difficult to avoid too many sweets, salty food and alcohol. So do what the French do: sample it all, but keep a close eye on portion size. Enjoy a little of everything. If your party schedule translates into skipped meals and fatty finger food, the solution is to add a couple of MD Ultimate Green capsules to your diet each day. They offer 16 vital nutrients that will not only help you feel better – but they will also help you lookbetter because they’re a “superfood” for your skin and hair!
Lack of money is a major cause of stress during the holiday season. Instead of big ticket items, opt for gifts that are meaningful and personal. You can show love and caring with something as simple as a novel coffee mug … a scented candle … or a fun candid photo of ‘the two of you’ in an Ikea frame!
Make Exercise a Priority
There’s no doubt about it: research shows that going for a brisk walk or hitting the gym is one of the very best things you can do to relieve stress! In fact, a good work-out can boost your mood for up to 12 hours. Spend time with loved ones by turning exercise into a family activity: plan a day of skiing or ice skating; or organize a trip to the local YMCA for an afternoon of swimming!
Say No to the Phone
Cell phone buzzes and email alerts result in non-stop bursts of adrenaline within the body. At this time of the year, when stress levels are already heightened, why not turn your gadgets off for a few hours througout the day and during holiday get-togethers? You’ll enjoy yourself so much more; and your friends and family are sure to appreciate your undivided attention.
Get Proper Rest
Sleep plays a vital role in allowing the body to repair and regenerate; and many studies have shown that a lack of sleep may even cause hair loss. If the hustle and bustle of the holiday season winds you up, the answer may be as simple as taking a couple of MD Adrenal Pro supplements each day. MD Adrenal Pro supplements will help you get a better night’s rest as they are designed to have a calming effect by combating chronic stress along multiple biochemical pathways, including the endocrine, nervous, and immune system.
Feel the Music!
Whenever you feel a little anxious this holiday season, turn on your favorite tunes! Listening to the music you love not only has a calming effect, but research proves it actually relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow – which is good for the mind, the soul … and the heart!
If you have been known to wear yourself out pleasing others during the holidays by entertaining, shopping, and attending every event, then please take a moment to schedule “ME” time. Reward yourself with a chemical peel, a photo facial or other beauty treatment that will make you look better and feel wonderful. Schedule an appointment at MD Laser and Cosmetics Center for any number of anti-aging beauty treatments and wellness offerings. Or shop md-factor.com for premium at-home wellness and skincare products – including the MD Ultimate Beauty Drink and MD Stem Cell Factor 55—our most powerful youth-activating serum that encourages your own skin cells to regenerate.