Every year, the holidays are sure to bring us joy through good food, family time, gift-giving, and holiday cheer. But we can't have all this without inevitably succumbing to a little stress.

Skip the stress this year with some nifty tips to stay cool and collected all the way through the new year.

Melissa Szocik, certified physician assistant from Kaiser Permanente, recommends sticking to these four basics to stay healthy & happy during the holiday season:

  • Enjoy the foods you love and listen to your body
  • Try to fit some physical activity in each day
  • Get adequate rest
  • Indulge in the people and activities you care about