The holiday season is upon us, a time of merriment and celebration, as festive gatherings with family and friends take center stage. But with packed schedules, maxed out budgets, and the disruption of comfortable routines, the holidays can also be a time of great stress.

Too much stress can have a big impact on your health – impacting everything from digestive and immune function, to your weight loss efforts, and even your libido. So, finding solid strategies to reduce stress is essential to a happy, healthy holiday season.

With this in mind, let’s go over a few tips for managing stress this holiday…

Know Your Limits, and Set Clear Boundaries
Sure, there’s a lot to do. But you don’t have to do it all yourself. Striving for perfection and pushing past your realistic limits is a recipe for burnout. So, don’t overschedule yourself. Don’t take on more than you can handle. Know your limits, and establish boundaries so that others know them as well. Still feeling burned out? A rejuvenating IV treatment from Olivera Health + Wellness may be just the solution.

Stick to Your Exercise Routine
Sometimes, the holiday season is so jam-packed with things to do, it may seem that there’s no time to fit in regular exercise. But it’s crucial to keep up your fitness routine. Exercise doesn’t just help with weight loss – by stimulating production of endorphins in the brain, it can help with stress relief, too. Shoot for a half-hour of physical activity, at least three days a week.

Limit Your Alcohol and Caffeine Intake
Overindulgence in alcohol can interfere with your body’s normal stress response, contributing to elevated stress levels. Too much caffeine can contribute to stress, too, by impacting your sleep patterns and putting you on edge. So, to cut down stress levels this holiday, enjoy both in moderation. And if you need to hit the reset button and rehydrate, consider a Hydrate IV from Olivera Health + Wellness.

Recharge with a Full Night’s Sleep
Lack of sleep can wear you down in a hurry, leaving you feeling ragged and raising your stress level. Listen to your body and be sure to get a full night’s sleep as often as possible. Can’t shake sleepless nights? Olivera now offers Metagenics brand CBD Hemp Oil, a powerful supplement that can fight sleeplessness alongside a host of health benefits.

One last piece of advice? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’ve got family or trusted friends who are able to lend a hand, don’t hesitate to reach out for support if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Looking for more help managing stress this holiday season? We at Olivera Health + Wellness are here for you. We’ll work with you to develop sustainable strategies for achieving your health and wellness goals – this holiday season, and year-round. So, if you’re looking to get your weight under control, or improve your health with IV Therapy, booster shots, or medical supplements, stop by or make an appointment today.