Christmas may be a wonderful season of fun and frivolity, but it also tends to be the month in which people put on unwanted pounds and feel rather worse for wear. In fact, many people go to town with festive excess and then spend many months trying to lose the extra weight! So this year, resolve to approach Christmas in a more balanced way that will safeguard your health without losing the fun of the season. You can do this by making some savvy food and drink swaps and also by making healthier choices at the buffet table. Start each day with a glass of hot water and lemon to cleanse your system and stimulate your digestion. Cold water taken regularly from the office bottled water coolers will also help to keep you refreshed, alert and on form and it may also boost your immune system, as adequate water helps your organs, including skin, to work optimally. At parties, avoid sugary cocktails that will cause your blood sugar levels to spike. Instead, opt for low-sugar tonics, sugar-free juices as mixers, or good-quality wine, which you can drink in small quantities. Avoid having your glass topped up, as it will prevent you from keeping track of the amount you drink. Ideally, intersperse your alcoholic drinks with a glass of cold water from the bottled water cooler if your party is in the office, or via a glass of spring water from the bar. Avoid simple carbohydrates at the buffet, such as crisps and cakes, and opt instead for protein-rich foods, such as sausages, chicken and cheese. Fruit is an excellent choice and vegetable crudités with dips are also healthy. With fruit and vegetable choices you'll also know that you'll be working to hydrate your body and protect it from the dehydrating effects of alcohol, salty foods and hot party environments! Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.