This post has been sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. All opinions and views are 100% my own.
This is one of the most hectic times of the year for most people, especially Moms! Parties, school programs, shopping, decorating, cooking and socializing make for a fun but busy schedule.
It’s always a good idea to try to keep up with your healthy habits during the holiday season. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan offers two great resources to do just that. Their A Healthier Michigan website is full of great ideas for healthy recipes, fitness and health tips. My current favorite post was “6 Foods That Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder” – who knew!
In addition to the A Healthier Michigan website they also offer ton’s of discounts on products, services and memberships all related to health and fitness for Blue Cross Blue Shield Members. You can get all the details on this program by visiting the Healthy Blue Xtras website. I feel lucky to be a BCBS member. As a Blues member you have access to over $7,000 in exclusive discounts and savings. For instance you can save on Metro Park Passes, purchases made at Nino Salvaggio, Door to Door Organic and many more! This website is really easy to navigate with the offers separated into product/service categories and regions of the State.
Many of these offers would make great gifts, which brings me to the great gift guide that Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Michigan has put together – Busy Mom Gift Guide. Who could use a little help every now and then figuring out what to purchase for that special person on your list? I always have a few people on my list that I draw a blank on. The Busy Mom Gift Guide is Michigan inspired and is full of great suggestions that you may not have thought of. Take a minute and look through the slide show below for some great ideas. I wouldn’t mind finding the Up North Breakfast Box from American Spoon under the tree!
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Good Luck and Happy Holidays.
Eat less sweets. For example we received a huge box of chocolates for the office to enjoy today and I did not eat any.
I plan on parking farther and taking the stairs.
I plan on More fruits and Veggies….And I don`t drink enough Water…so at least 3 glasses a day. Also I Plan to expand my composting this year and plant organic Veg.
I plan on eating better and drinking more water
Drink plenty of water, take walks with my dog, and watch what I eat!
I plan to stay active, drink a lot of water to keep myself hydrated and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables!
go on walks every night
I will try not to go crazy over the baked goods(love that sugar) and increase my pilates classes from 2 to 3 per week.
I plan to exercise and *try* not to overdo the unhealthy foods
I plan to eat less, and keep the weight off.
I will be exercising more.
Wash your hands several times a day and use hand sanitizer as much as possible
Running and eating right!!
I plan on staying healthy this holiday season by skipping desserts and watching the ingredients I cook with….
After having our last daughter and watching documentaries on food I decided to REALLY read all food labels and look closely at what we are putting into our bodies. In moderation my mother always told me. With 4 children I can’t always purchase organic, but I do my best to insure quality meals with proteins, and fresh fruits and vegetables. I want my kids to make good choices in their future.
Walking while I still can.
walking until snow comes then some cross country skiing
I plan to eat less snacks and more veggies! Plus continue taking my daily walks!
I plan to try to limit the holiday cookies and sweets.
Try to make sure I make it to the gym at least 3 days during the holidays per week!
Eat less and keep on exercise.
I try to walk on elliptical for at least 20 minutes daily.
I try not to eat after 8:00pm and exercise at least 4 days of the week!
I plan to get the rest I need-especially since I work midnight shift.
I take a walk every night after dinner.