HEALTHY LIVING  | 11.18.21  |  by Terra Wellington

If you have a packed schedule this time of year, it’s easy to think less and less about your own well-being. Whether it’s watching what you eat or getting enough rest, wintertime has its own healthy living challenges. As we make a shift to a new season, here are some winter wellness tips for you as you enter the holidays.

This post is sponsored by Tranquility, Might Sesame Company, The Vitamin Shoppe, Sportneer

Take care to get your rest

According to a recent survey, more than half of Americans say that stress or anxiety is a barrier to sleep. But getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is important for your health and well-being.

Here are three tips to help you get your rest —

  • Have the same bedtime and wake time every day
  • Avoid looking at screens before you go to bed
  • Look into weighted blankets because they can help improve sleep quality through deep pressure therapy which can help you relax, fall asleep, and wake more well rested.

You can check out Tranquility, America’s number one selling weighted blanket brand. It’s a great holiday gift for anyone on your list, especially those looking for a calming, good night’s rest. The weighted blankets come in a range of weights and styles, including snugly options like soft Sherpa and a stylish chunky knit. You can find them in-store and online at Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club.

Look for healthy swap outs

This time of year, there can be a lot of food temptations. To avoid getting off track with a healthy diet, utilize portion size and moderation for winter wellness tips.

You can also swap out a less healthy item for a healthier alternative. One example is Mighty Sesame Company with their squeezable, convenient, ready-to-use bottles of tahini condiments in a variety of options, including Harissa, Whole Seed and Organic. You can swap them out for ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, peanut butter, or dressing. They make no mess and are plant-based. Use it on sandwiches, salads, or as a dip. You also get an extra boost of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins because they’re made of sesame seeds.

Close the nutritional gaps for kids

This holiday season, try to get the whole family outdoors, even if you have to bundle up. It helps with your health and mood.

And encourage kids to eat a rainbow of produce for a healthy diet. But sometimes kids have nutritional gaps, and so you can look into supplements.

One option to check out is KAL Dinosaurs gummies supplements.  There’s KAL Vitamin D Rex which is a Vitamin D supplement, with tasty flavors like mango and strawberry. Vitamin D is for healthy bones and a strong immune system. And the KAL Sleep-a-Saurus supplement has 1 milligram of melatonin. Scientific studies say melatonin can help children fall asleep if they are having a hard time doing so. You can find these supplements at The Vitamin Shoppe stores and vitaminshoppe.com.

Find ways to stay motivated for exercise

The winter months, especially the holidays, are a time when Americans tend to struggle with weight management. For winter wellness tips, you can change up your exercise to keep it interesting. Also, devices can be motivational.

A new device that can help you be more intentional with your workout routine is the Sportneer Smart Scale. It helps you get to know your body better and understand where weight loss or gain is coming from. It also uses sensors to capture your muscle mass, body fat, water weight, and more. You can create a customized weight management plan — like if you want to shed body fat or build muscle in a certain area of your body. You pair it with an app. And multiple people in your family can have their own records.