The holidays are a time when we get to be with our families and friends to spread love and happiness as the year comes to an end. There is usually a lot of hustle during this time because we tend to travel more and be in gatherings. Given what all of these represent, you just cannot afford to be sick.
Here are a few tips to stay healthy this period:
Wash your hands
As you travel from place to place to meet with your friends and family, you are going to touch various surfaces with your hands, exchange money and other particulars, shake hands, hug people, and more. All of these make it very likely for you to transmit infections through your hands. Therefore, ensure you wash your hands more often than you used to.
Being overwhelmed by stress is not farfetched during the holidays. As a host, you will be doing a lot of work to prepare for your guests and as a guest, you might go through a lot of trouble to arrive where you will be hosted. Hence, getting enough rest during the course of each day becomes imperative. In fact, to help yourself, you could choose to have less stressful and equally fun activities with your friends and families.
Drinking enough fluids is important for keeping all bodily functions at optimal level. Our body requires more fluid whenever we are physically active, as you are likely to be this holiday. Failing to take enough water can lead to dehydration which can cause headache, dizziness, lethargy, and poor concentration. Therefore, you need regular and adequate intake of fluid to prevent dehydration.
There are no “good” or “bad” foods – only good and bad eating habits. You should choose balanced meals that provide the right amount of calories, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Do not get carried away by the many food options you have, such that you begin to eat unhealthy.
The pace of the holiday’s activities might make getting a good night’s sleep seem like a dream. But you should know that sleep is as important for sound health as good food and exercise. Good sleep helps to improve your brain performance, mood, and overall health while poor sleep makes you vulnerable to diseases. To the best of your ability, make sleep a priority this holiday.
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A word from HealthFacts to you
You owe it to yourself and loved ones to stay healthy this season. While you are doing all you can to enjoy this holiday, remember to pay attention to your health.