5 Ways To Keep Yourself Healthy This Holiday Season

December 7, 2020 5:57 pm Published by

This holiday season is unlike any other we’ve experienced. Zoom turkey dinners and stockings hung by the PC with care are littering our holiday landscape. Seeing loved ones is a tricky endeavor and there are a lot of folks who are celebrating alone.

One thing that remains the same this year though is the need to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. While COVID-19 adds a new layer to those requirements, it is not the only thing to protect yourself or your loved ones from. If you are celebrating in a safe and socially distanced way there are some things you should keep in mind as you deck the halls.

  1. Designate a driver. If you are traveling and able to safely celebrate with friends or family in socially distanced way, you may still be drinking. If you are, you should absolutely avoid driving and designate a driver.
  2. Dress appropriately. Many celebrations will need to be outside and if they are it may be frigid. Exposed skin can lead you to frostbite or worse. If you are celebrating outside, dressing for the weather will keep you safe and happy all night long.
  3. Get the flu shot. If you haven’t already you will want to get the flu shot to avoid any illness during this holiday season.
  4. Get plenty of rest. This time of year can be hectic and getting run down and overtired is one way to fall sick. If you are sleeping the right amount you will remain healthy and able to enjoy the holiday season.
  5. Eat well. There are plenty of sugar plums dancing in our heads this time of year, but poor eating can lead to bad health. It’s ok to indulge a little bit, but if you go too crazy you might not be able to make it to midnight to ring in 2021.

The holidays can be a time of great joy, but there are also some pitfalls to avoid for your health. Staying healthy this year will be the key to enjoying a stress free season. If you follow these guidelines and certainly maintain your social distance from those that are not sharing a household with you, you will enjoy a different, but joyous holiday season in 2020.