The holidays are usually tantamount with a lavishness of eating, trying to relax, and attempting to stay healthy. Community Care Ambulance wants to inspire you to start the New Year off on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration, family, and not allowing yourself to get run-down. Here are 5 health tips for getting through the holidays.
Avoiding Additional Stress
The holidays do not have to mean being stressed to the max. It’s time to bring the focus back to the holidays. Enjoy your friends and family, the time off and the traditions of the holidays. Embrace the fact that you can be with loved ones and friends. For people in the emergency medical field enjoy your time with your work family this holiday. If that does not work, try going to a food pantry or a homeless shelter with your fresh baked holiday cookies and see the joy, you can bring to others this holiday season.
Eating Healthy For The Holidays
This is likely the toughest part of the holidays for most people. Holiday foods especially the cookies and candy can be high in calories and low on the nutrition. Remembering to eat can be accomplished by eating fruits and vegetables when a snack between the parties and family gatherings. Tip: Carry a small bag of carrots or grapes to snack on as a healthy alternative.
Fending Off Germs
Traveling this holiday season remember that airports, malls, travel stops, and libraries are just a few public areas where germs tend to lurk. One preventive method is to get your flu vaccine and remember to wash your hands a lot. While we love the sharing aspect of the holidays keep in mind not to drink from other people’s cups. Don’t share the same utensils and be mindful of food served in a buffet style. People tend to pick up something on a buffet, then change their mind and put it back.
Beating The Holiday Blues
The holiday blues can come on before you know it. For many, it’s only seasonal, brought on by shorter days, grey skies and winter weather. This time of the year can be difficult for people going through very difficult life events. We recommend trying some fun activities like checking out holiday light displays, ice skating or get a group of people together and go Caroling. Sunlight combined with exercise can also increase your mood. And don’t hesitate to talk to someone you trust, like a good friend or a close family member, about how you’re feeling.
Remember that getting out and having fun is a great way to stay healthy during the holiday season. Take a break from the tough stuff for a while and go for a walk or watch that funny holiday movie with family and friends. Remember Community Care Ambulance for any health care issues that you may need assistance with but keep in mind these 5 health tips for getting through the holidays.