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7 Tips To Stay Stress-Free & Healthy This Holiday Season

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It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season can also be stressful. Whether you are hosting a party, traveling to see family, or shopping for relatives, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. The good news is there are things you can do to minimize stress. Here are a few simple tips to help you relax and have a joyful and healthy holiday season:

1.  Take a power nap. That means turning off your cell phone and taking slow, deep breaths to unwind. A 15 minute nap can do wonders to reduce stress! 

2.  Eat wholesome foods. When stress kicks in, so do sugar cravings. It is important not to abandon healthy eating habits during the holidays. Fight the urge to eat the holiday cookies and instead opt for better choices like fruits and veggies.

3. Shop In The Morning.  Whether you are out running your errands, the early bird gets the worm. Check stores and malls for new holiday hours that usually start on or after Thanksgiving Day.  When I'm out and about, Giant Eagle is my go-to destination for breakfast and snacks for on-the-go convenience.     
   
   Simply Singles are the perfect thirst quencher for on-the-go activities or errands you may have in store.

4.  Exercise outdoors. When you exercise outdoors, you are opening yourself up to the mood-lifting benefit of sun, fresh air and atmosphere. Research has shown that exercise can boost your mood for up to 12 hours.   

5.  Learn To Say No.  This doesn't mean you have to be a grinch, but you do not have to commit yourself to every holiday invite or cookie exchange. While it can be difficult to decline invitations for the holiday gatherings, trying to do too much during the holiday season can take the joy out of the holidays. Invite friends to your home after the holidays to connect.

6.  Let it go. Don't stress over the little things. (I'm guilty!) The house does not have to be decorated perfectly and you don't have to bake 15 dozen cookies. Pick up a few gift cards in case you are later in a time crunch and can't find the perfect gift. 

7.  Grab a Simply Singles on-the-go.  I am a long-time fan of Simply Orange® juice and wouldn't dream of starting my day without it.  Simply Singles are super-convenient and healthy. They give me the boost of energy that I need for the day ahead, and there's nothing quite like opening a Simply Singles and smelling the citrusy aroma. It's an instant pick-me-up!  

Simply Orange® offers a variety of Simply Single orange juices to choose from: high pulp, no pulp, low acid, and calcium & vitamin D, just to name a few. There are also other flavors available and trust me, they're all delicious! 

It's nice to have a drink you can take on-the-go that is not only tasty, but good for you, too. Many drinks today are full of artificial sweeteners and stuff. Simply Orange® juice is never sweetened, concentrated or frozen. It's the next best thing to fresh-squeezed juice, and I love that it's rich in vitamin C and benefits the immune system.

Simply Orange® Simply Single juices can be found in the refrigerated section at Giant Eagle or your local grocer. The convenient and delicious single serve size bottles are ready for your on-the-go enjoyment!  It's the smart way to fill-up and go! 

    xoxo,

29 comments :

  1. We always buy Simply Orange orange juice - it's the best OJ out there (in my opinion). Great ways to stay healthy this winter.

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  2. These are some great ways to stay healthy during the busy holiday season. Learning to say no is so important! {client}

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  3. I need to get some of those Simply Singles! We love Simply Orange. I give to everyone in the morning to start the day.

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  4. I love orange juice. It's really healthy and can give you an immune system boost too. I think I will buy some for a naughty purpose though, mimosas are calling my name!

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  5. Those smaller sized bottles look great. I live off of orange juice. So do my kids. These would be perfect for us.

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  6. My kids love orange juice! They would drink it with every meal, if I let them! This is the only kind of OJ we buy!

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  7. These are some great tips! Holidays are definitely stressful because of all the stuff you have to do. I love the idea of having a power nap.

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  8. We love the whole line of Simply juices. I love that they are non GMO! There is too much junk in a lot of juices, and Simply Orange is one of those that I don't have to worry about ingredients. Great tips for surviving the holidays!

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  9. Simple Orange juice sounds delicious! I think it will surely keep me healthy with my regular exercise. I need to find some in here.

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  10. These are really great ideas. I love Simply Orange Juice (and all their other juices) and it's a perfect, refreshing boost. I wish I could power nap. It takes me at least 45 minutes to fall asleep.

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  11. These tips are going to come in handy this year. It is already going to be a tough one.

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  12. Orange juice sounds really good right now. It does help keep me healthy and full of energy.

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  13. I think it's awesome that you shared these suggestions. It's really nice to be able to just take a nap and get a break from all the distractions, like the internet.

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  14. I see a theme in your pictures :). I love the tip of learning to say no. That can be such a hard thing for people to be able to do but sometimes it is necessary. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  15. I love those orange juice singles. It's so important to keep the stress down during this crazy season. There is so much to do and so little time.

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  16. I need to pick up some orange juice. My dr told me to drink it with my iron pill. Anyhow, holiday stress is real. I am already feeling it somewhat and it hasn't even begun yet. Sigh.

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  17. Taking care of yourself is so important especially during the holidays. Grabbing a great tasting orange juice sounds just perfect.

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  18. Taking a power nap is a must for me and I always prefer shopping in the morning since it's less crowded. And love me a good orange juice too. Yum!

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  19. I like to mix my Oj with a little champagne during the holidays! I'd like to think I am not alone!

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  20. I may start to stress over things, but then think - it will all be ok. What gets done, gets done. If it doesn't - oh well.

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  21. I love these tips!Power naps for the win! They don't happen often but when they do, it's pretty amazing lol

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  22. My family loves this orange juice. It is actually the brand I prefer to buy, especially with lots of pulp!

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  23. Learning to say no is one thing I am lacking at the moment - I have to learn this. Also, taking no offence when I am told a no is another helpful other side of the medal. Love this juice, hope to get it on my shopping list these next few weeks, so many vitamins in there I need this season!

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  24. I love Simply Orange. I’m always picking up that brand when I plan to make mimosas.

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  25. I drink Simply Lemonade all the time. Been awhile since I've had some orange juice. After reading this post I want to get myself some Simply Orange now to drink. I prefer mine Pulp Free.

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  26. I'm heading out on vacation during all of the shopping madness and choosing to shop online this year. I'll have to grab some Simply Single juices to take along with me. It sounds delish.

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  27. Learning to say no is key, more so during the holidays. Sometimes you end up taking on way more than you should have.

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  28. I do love my simply orange. Or even any of the simply lemonades or limeades. But I really do need to get outdoors more. And saying no is always an important thing to reduce stress. It places limits on you.

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  29. Great tips! I love Simply Orange but I didn't know they had an on-the-go version. I'll definitely try to find it at my local grocery store.

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