Six Don’t-Drop-While-You-Shop Holiday Survival Hacks

#1  Get out of those tight fitting shoes

Shopping long hours requires comfortable shoes and clothes. When your feet hurt, the pain shows on your face making you look tired, irritable and maybe even frumpy. Keep low-heeled comfortable shoes in your car and wear them when you’re dashing around the mall looking for that hard-to-find gift your grandson requested.

#2  Recharge your energy levels

The holidays are supposed to be fun-filled days that create long-lasting memories but if you’re too tired to care, why not fortify your energy reserves with a potent vitamin combination of Vitamin C and potassium. Grab a glass of orange juice and a banana before you head out to feel positively super-charged for hours.

#3  Stop thinking sugar

Sugary foods will sap your facial beauty causing you to look withdrawn and gray. Cookies, cakes and candy are in plentiful supply every holiday season and if you give into these temptations, not only will unwanted pounds linger on your hips, you may not look as sensational in that expensive dress you splurged on months ago.

#4  Grab your mate instead of your plate

Marathon parties equal too many calories and rather than chowing down at every event, grab your sweetie and get away from the food. Hit the dance floor, engage others in conversation, anything to keep your fingers out of the food so that you don’t have to diet come January 2nd.

#5  Not another glass of holiday cheer!

Overindulging in adult beverages can really pack on the pounds and when you look in the mirror, your face can spell d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r.  A whirlwind round of parties can create a face that looks puffy, mottled and older looking so a good rule of thumb to get you through this holiday season:  For every glass of wine, drink two glasses of water to flush those simple carbs.

#6  Keep up your exercise routine

Madly dashing through the mall may add steps to your pedometer but are you slacking off much needed cardio and resistance training that positively shapes your hips, tummy, waist and thighs? And what about your facial exercises that keeps your double chin and hooded eyes from showing? By exercising from head to toe now, you won’t have to add  “Start an exercise routine” to your New Year’s Resolutions.