15:18 9th December 2017 | OverIndulge
Almost everybody looks forward to December and January holidays. These are usually times that call for spending quality time with loved ones, celebrating and lots of feasting – often all at once. Depending on traditions, religion and culture, an abundance of incredible dishes and sometimes alcoholic drinks may both be available for consumption. Long periods of resting and relaxation are also common.
Festive Season Struggles
Living a balanced lifestyle and enjoying things in moderation are both already difficult in general, but during the festive season it may feel almost impossible to pass up a cookie, box of chocolates or an extra helping of those side dishes you only eat during that time of year. Then there is the question of exercising. After overindulging, the last thing many people probably want to do is exercise. Or, there are so many outings planned and events to attend that exercising is the last thing on one’s mind. Long periods of resting are also very tempting.
What are the Risks of Overindulging?
Overindulging can lead to bloating, fatigue, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Over the long term, frequent overindulging can pose numerous health risks – including the development of diabetes – which is on the rise in Nigeria. Diabetes can be fatal when not diagnosed, treated and frequently monitored.
CURRENTLY, NEARLY FIVE MILLION NIGERIANS SUFFER FROM DIABETES.
Festive Season Feasting Tips
It might not seem important, but thinking about your diet and trying to control your holiday habits can greatly benefit your health in the short term and long term. Here are a few tips to consider:
Take Control of Your Health
At Bridge Clinic we believe in educating our patients about healthy lifestyle choices as part of our preventative care philosophy. Early diagnosis of certain diseases and conditions allows for treatment and management of these diseases and conditions to help ensure a better quality of life.
We offer various screening procedures to detect and diagnose conditions such as diabetes. To test for diabetes we measure the amount of glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream.
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Mothers who suffer from diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for preeclampsia, a potentially fatal disorder. Babies born to mothers with diabetes are at higher risk for obesity as well as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease when they reach adulthood.
Get in Touch Today
Put your health and the health of your family first. Book an appointment to visit our Medicentre before and after the festive season for check-ups and routine tests. Doing this also has the added benefit of bolstering your chances of conception too!
Visit: 66 Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA
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