How to Defend Against Holiday Stress This Season



Join Kari - Director of Business Partnerships -GoodPhyte

Kari has almost 20 years in Fitness & Wellness, deep knowledge in owning her own business and is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Alongside some exciting guest, Kari is going to dig deep into "Self-Care" during the holiday season. Focusing on managing stress and boosting immunity through nutrition and lifestyle habits. 

Welcome to Our Seasonal Self-Care Series: Nourishing Body and Mind

As the holiday season approaches, we are excited to launch our new "Self-Care Saturday Series." This series is dedicated to helping you navigate the festive season with health and wellness in mind and will be LIVE on INSTAGRAM (Follow our Stories so you do not miss it) Our first session delves into a topic that's crucial yet often overlooked: the intricate relationship between stress, immune health, and the importance of a balanced lifestyle.

Understanding the Stress-Immune Connection

Stress is an inevitable part of life, and during the holidays, it often intensifies. However, what many don't realize is how significantly stress can impact our immune system. When we are stressed, our body's ability to fight off viruses is reduced, making us more susceptible to illnesses. We will explore the science behind this connection and offer practical tips for keeping your immune system robust.

The Power of Fitness

For over 25 years I have personally made 5:30 am strength Training, running with my dog or yoga part of my LIFE. For me it has always been my opportunity to optimize my fitness and wellness that nothing else would get in the way of, besides sleep!!  Physical activity is a proven stress-buster. It's not just about staying in shape; regular exercise boosts your body's production of endorphins, the natural mood lifters. We'll discuss how incorporating routine physical activities, from brisk walking, running, strength training to yoga, can help mitigate stress and enhance your immune response. I am also going to give you some tips and tricks on how I made sure during the most difficult times of my life I would continue to get up at 4:50 am, even when I didn't need to!!

Nourishing with the Nutrient Dense Foods

What we eat plays a pivotal role in how we feel and how our body copes with stress. This series will emphasize the importance of a diet rich in nourishing proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. Proteins are essential for repairing and building body tissues, fats provide energy and support cell growth, and carbs are the primary source of energy. We'll delve into how these macronutrients work in harmony to bolster your immune system and keep you energized and focused. We will also lean into the powerhouse of micronutrients, and what are the major micronutrients your body requires. 

Making Self-Care a Priority

Our series is designed to remind you that taking care of yourself is not just a luxury but a necessity. Each session, including this first one, is a step towards a healthier, more balanced you. We'll guide you through practical, everyday strategies to integrate wellness into your busy life.

Join us in this journey of self-care and discovery. Stay tuned for more insightful sessions and expert advice on how to thrive this holiday season. Remember, a little self-care can go a long way in ensuring you enjoy the festivities to the fullest while keeping your health in check. Our goal is to help you make self-care a LIFESTYLE.


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