There's a good chance you're experiencing some last-minute holiday stress and overindulging in lots of not-so-healthy treats. So how does one make it through the last days of 2010 while still incorporating wellness into one's life? Here are five lessons about staying healthy and well during the holiday season from celebrities:
- Miranda Kerr: Yoga, Meditation and Affirmation!
- Kim Kardashian: Stay Away from Foods That You Have No Control Over
- Taylor Swift: Drink a Lot of Water!
- Bob Harper, from "The Biggest Loser": Eat More Plants!
- Melissa Etheridge: Enjoy It and Don't Feel Guilty!
We all know that yoga, meditation, and positive affirmations are great for our bodies and minds, but it's even better for the holidays, when our bodies might be tight from the cold weather and filled with not-so-good stuff, and our minds are filled with stress. Miranda Kerr is a big fan of all three practices, saying:
Yoga is so important to me. I've been doing it for a long time now and I've taken it to a fairly serious level... It's just so invigorating to massage all the internal organs and drain all the toxins out of your body... Through yoga, I became interested in meditation and positive affirmations. My favourite is: "I am a vibrant being of love and light." How beautiful is that?
In the midst of the merry mayhem, be sure to make time to practice your yoga poses and thought tools. Your body probably needs it now more than ever.
Is pecan pie your weakness? Maybe it's egg nog that always does you in? For Kim Kardashian, it's the street vendors in NYC that doom her mindful eating. Kim says, "I've got to stay away from those hot dogs and nuts on the street corner and the ice cream!" If you know you have no control over a certain treat, then stay far, far away.
"I drink so much water my friends call me an alien," says Swift, who always carries a bottle of water with her. Drinking water, especially before you eat, will make you feel fuller.
Do you think there's a shortage of delicious vegan or vegetarian holiday dishes? Think again! Bob says, "I think it is really simple because there are so many great dishes you can make for the holidays that are all plant-based. My friend Tal Ronnen has a great cook book called, 'The Conscious Cook' that has plenty of dishes that you can take to any holiday dinner.
When asked about her guilty indulgences, Melissa says, "I do not feel guilty about anything anymore." Why is this so important? Many believe that once you feel guilty, your mind plays a trick on your body and you start to metabolize food differently. Rhonda Byrne (author of "The Secret"), in her latest book, "The Power," says, "Whatever you believe about your body, your cells believe too. They don't question anything you think, feel or believe. In fact, they hear every thought, feeling and belief you have." So, indulge consciously and savor and enjoy every bite.
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