The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family and friends for parties and celebrations. However, holidays are also a time to take care of your health. Some health problems are common in the winter months. You must stay safe by following safety measures and visiting your doctor as soon as you see any unusual symptoms.
Read on to learn more about holiday health and safety tips.
You and your loved ones can stay safe during the holidays by staying warm, managing stress, getting vaccinated, and eating healthy.
Follow these tips to have a safe Christmas:
The holidays are incomplete without delicious food. It is easy to overeat because foods seem to surround us everywhere. Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, these tips will help you eat healthy during the holidays:
Here a few tips to stay healthy in December:
Enjoy a healthy holiday season with these tips:
Washing your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 to 30 seconds will prevent the spread of germs.
Take a break if you feel stressed. You can manage stress by getting enough support from family and friends, keeping your work schedule and commitments in check, and connecting socially. 7 to 8 hours of sleep is also recommended.
You must wear warm clothes, scarves, gloves, hats, and waterproof boots. These will help you stay warm in the winter season.
Whether you are traveling a short or long distance, make sure you don’t drink and let others drink while driving. Wear a seat belt and buckle your children in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt.
Smoking can cause health risks. Don’t smoke nor stay around the person who smokes.
Regular checkups and screenings can help diagnose health problems earlier.
Vaccinations can prevent diseases and save lives. Everyone 6 months and older should get a vaccination against the flu.
Children are at greater risk of health problems and injuries. Watch them when they eat and play. Keep dangerous toys, household items, foods, drinks, and other objects away from them.
Don’t leave candles, fireplaces, food cooking on stoves, or space heaters unattended. Have an emergency fire safety plan and follow it.
Wash your hands before serving or preparing foods. Cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate them immediately.