by Mary Cantando, Founder of The Woman’s Advantage, Guest Contributor

Ready or not, here comes November. The holiday months can make or break your mind, body and spirit. So be proactive in taking control

Here are five ways to put yourself first during the holidays.

Five Ways to Take Care of Yourself During the Holiday Months

1. Drink plenty of water. 

Set system reminders if you need to for water breaks.

2. Take a 15-20 minute walk each day. 

Practice smiling while you walk!

3. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

Apply this adage to your eating schedule.

4. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Don’t eat anything with ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

5. Eliminate fast foods.

Take the time to prepare it yourself, or buy it from a food service you trust.