12 Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

12 Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

December 13, 2017

There is nothing worse than being sick over the Holidays with a cold or flu.  When our immune system is low, we are more prone to illness.  Stress and emotional overwhelm can greatly compromise your immune system.  Pacific MFT Network therapists are here to help you stay healthy during times of stress, so you can be the best version of yourself over the Holidays and stay illness free.  Call or email us now to schedule a free phone consultation!

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has 12 tips to help us all stay healthy in the midst of the Holiday rush.

 

Twelve Ways to Health

 

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season.

Wash your hands often.

 

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water, and rub them together for at least 20 seconds. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

  • Cover Your Cough

  • Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

Stay warm

Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry, and dress warmly in several layers.

  • Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter Weather

  • Winter Weather

Manage stress

The holidays don’t need to take a toll on your health and pocketbook. Keep your commitments and spending in check. Balance work, home, and play. Get support from family and friends. Keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Make sure to get proper sleep.

  • Managing Stress

  • Sleep Hygiene Tips

Travel safely

Whether you’re traveling across town or around the world, help ensure your trip is safe. Don’t drink and drive, and don’t let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt appropriate for his/her height, weight, and age.

  • Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

  • Child Passenger Safety

  • Impaired Driving

  • Travelers’ Health

Be smoke-free

Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s smoke. If you smoke, quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or talk to your health care provider for help.

  • Quit Smoking

Get check-ups and vaccinations

Exams and screenings can help find potential problems early, when the chances for treatment and cure are often better. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Schedule a visit with your health care provider for needed exams and screenings. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history. Get health insurance through healthcare.gov if needed.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/family/holiday/index.htm

 

 

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