A Christmas Recipe for Good Health

A Christmas Recipe for Good Health


During the month of December, it is common to be surrounded by the wonderful aroma of everyone’s favorite foods, all you can eat meals, lots of leftovers, and many desserts. Add this to a busy schedule of Christmas parties, shopping, decorating, baking Christmas goodies, traveling, work deadlines, and going to kid’s or grandkid’s activities which can bring about less time to exercise, lack of sleep, and stress. This combination can be a promising recipe that can cause sickness and added body fat. Following are a few ideas of how to plan ahead, so you can stay healthy during the Christmas season.

Stress can Cause Health Problems

The added activities during the month of December can create extra stress on the body and cause lack of sleep. Studies show that a decrease in sleep can cause the immune system to not work as well. Experts say that stress robs the body of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which means a greater chance of getting sick. Most people do not have “time” to get sick during the holiday season, so don’t lose sight of the fact that your health has to be a priority. When people don’t have good health, it is hard to have energy for a demanding schedule, tough to enjoy family and friends, and it can be more difficult to work. God’s word says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

AIM’s Composure

Composure is a combination of eight ground herbs and extracts that helps to increase relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep. All of us have experienced stress and the effects of stress and anxiety in our daily lives. Some stress we bring on ourselves, but other stress and anxiety we cannot control. Examples of stress made upon our bodies are pollution, temperature extremes, trauma, nutritional imbalance, lack of sleep, chronic infections, emotional strain, anxiety, depression, age, and pain. When the body is under added stress, it behaves as if it is under attack. Studies show that stress can contribute up to 80% of major illnesses.

Plans for Exercise

With a hectic schedule, it seems impossible to think about exercise. At any opportunity, use the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator and park at the end of the parking lot so walking extra is the only option. Make an appointment for yourself for a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise several times a week. It is a great way to reduce stress and improve the immune system.

Plan Ahead for Meals

During this time of the year, it is important to try and plan nutritious meals, snacks, make healthy choices when eating at restaurant, and try to buy healthy frozen foods. When cooking, make enough for two meals and freeze one for a busy evening. When shopping or driving, bring several pieces of fruit, nuts, or other healthy snacks along with a large bottle of water to drink. Studies show that drinking plenty of water and healthy snacks can keep a person’s energy level high and keep them from bingeing on foods high in fat or sugar.

AIM Juicing

If you are looking for an easy way to get your vegetable servings during a hectic time of the year, try AIM’s Garden Trio. It is literally an organic salad in a glass! Most people know the importance of fruits and vegetables in

maintaining health and in preventing future health problems. It is recommended that people eat nine to eleven servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but because of their hectic schedules, it is difficult for them to eat as recommended. The Garden Trio makes a significant contribution to the daily vegetable intake providing the juice of nutrient dense green barley grass, carrots, and beets in a convenient and easy to use powder or capsule forms.

“The number-one cause of immune weakness is micronutrient starvation, a shortage of vitamins, minerals, and protective plant-based substances called phytochemicals” (Robert Rountree, MD, director of Boulder Wellcare, in Boulder, CO).

With a busy schedule during the month of December, it is important to make your health a priority and make time to exercise, sleep, eat healthy, and reduce stress so you can have a Christmas recipe for good health. The next time you are feeling the negative effects of stress, try reaching for AIM’s Composure. If you are still having problems eating healthy on the go, try drinking the Garden Trio. To help keep colds and flu away, drink the Garden Trio every day. Try not to get caught up in the busyness of the season and neglect to focus on Jesus, who is the reason for the season!

This information was taken from my book, Fibromyalgia and Fatigue: A Recipe for Feeling Fit and Healthy.

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Debra Pugh has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. She has over 30 years of experience in counseling people in Health and Wellness. She has had over 200 articles on fitness and nutrition published in magazines and newspapers. She competed in fitness competitions and is a National Champion, featured in many fitness magazines, and was even in an episode of the popular TV show, BAYWATCH.

Debra’s 270 page book, Fibromyalgia and Fatigue: A Recipe for Feeling Fit and Healthy can help educate people in how to improve their health, immune system, allergies, asthma, skin problems, arthritis, aches and pains, auto-immune problems, fatigue, PMS, headaches, memory problems, menopause symptoms, blood sugar, indigestion, healthy weight, and have energy.

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