With the spirit of the holidays infecting us early (after all Christmas decorations were available before Thanksgiving), the chocolate, wine and all things unhealthy begin to seduce us.
One may wonder if the month of December isn’t the true test of our good intentions: those resolutions we made at the beginning the year. Yet, others may state with great emphasis that of all the months to enjoy yourself, December is the greatest month and why would you want to “Scrooge” yourself out of all the fun and delightful tastes that await?
Why, indeed. For yours truly, I hear a whisper of disappointment for every other guilty pleasure devoured. And every time I hear another whisper I devour more chocolate and drink more wine! Ha-ha, I was joking…partly.
I do find it interesting that December has the lowest number of health observances. This month brings us:
- World Aids Day (December 1st)
- Wash your hands for your health, and
- How to purchase safe toys and gifts.
I personally think this month would be good for resuscitating resolutions, renewing change, and exercising more!
According to the 2010 Time Use Survey, watching TV is the leisure activity of choice for all Americans aged 15 or older. On average Americans spent only half an hour moving around for health (participating in sports, exercise and recreation). While the survey did not go break down spent per month, I would bet that the winter months, especially December is the naughtiest month of all.