What a great time of year for shopping, traveling and visiting with friends! It’s also a time for increased stress, decreased sleep and GERMS, GERMS, GERMS!
Here are a few tips for staying healthy during the holiday season:
At school we always remind our students to wash their hands. Use warm water and lots of soap. Our kids sometimes like to sing Happy Birthday to keep time. Keep antibacterial sanitizer handy for emergencies.
Try and maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Avoid exercise and screen time right before bed.
Remind your family to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their elbow.
If you are not feeling well it is important to stay home. Viruses will spread quickly through crowds.
Make To Do Lists to decrease stress. Stress will affect your immune system.
Take time for yourself. Relax and enjoy a favorite hobby or time with friends.
Talk to your physician about a flu shot. It’s good to have the conversation to discuss pros and cons.
Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season!
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