Making this Chinese New Year A Healthy One
Conscious Living

Making this Chinese New Year A Healthy One

Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, this is one of the most important Chinese holidays and certainly the longest. It is defined as the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and is a holiday that honors household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors. 

This year, we enter the year of the Ox, twelve years after it’s last rolled around. During this celebration, people get together with family and share blessings and abundance with loved ones. They forget about work and school and instead watch the sky light up, exchange large sums of money and indulge in a ton of food. 

Our wish for you this Chinese New Year is to enjoy with those closest to you. It's a year where everything around us is different. So ahead of the upcoming celebrations, we’d like to share a few resources with you that will help you navigate through this wonderful holiday - covering family and food, but also a sense of being grounded and mindful.

From us to you, here are some useful resources - or gold bags from the past, if you will.

1. How to maintain healthy habits

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While we love the gatherings with those dear to us and all the delicious dishes, we tend to get carried away by it all. It's easy to forget the fact that while Chinese New Year is a time for celebrations, it is no reason to abandon healthy habits!


2. What to eat while staying healthy during Chinese New Year

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Next, let’s talk food. First things first - educate yourself. Eat, but eat mindfully! Over-indulging in the various calorie bombs that are hidden under the guise of yummy New Year tid-bits are a common occurrence. Unfortunately, only upon returning to our daily routines in school or work do we realise the weight gain from all the munching! While you should enjoy the New Year delights, let’s see how we’re able to help you make healthier choices.


3. Favorite recipes with healthy twists

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With Chinese New Year reunion dinner just around the corner, now’s the time to plan the menu. Festivities are usually the time to indulge. We love these recipes that let you do just that - while staying healthy.


4. How to make the best out of your time together

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We're all familiar with how busy life can get – studies, work, errands, and the little things that add up and just occupy your time. Chinese New Year is one of those valuable opportunities for us to unwind and spend time with our loved ones.

Even if this year will be different due to the pandemic, you can still try most of these tips, just on a smaller scale. 

Wishing you a healthy happy prosperous Chinese New Year!