6 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

With the Thanksgiving and winter holiday season upon us, it’s an exciting time of year. We enjoy holiday parties, meet up with our friends and family, shop, and feast on work potlucks. To fully enjoy the holidays, it is important to remain healthy. Here are 6 ways to stay healthy this holiday season!


Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

#1 Get a Flu Shot

The flu season overlaps with the winter holidays. This happens because people travel more during this time of the year. Also, people tend to spend more time around other people - such as friends and family. To avoid the flu and prevent spreading it, it is important to get a flu vaccination.


#2 Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands helps to stop the spread of illnesses and germs. Since people travel more and spend more time with others during the winter holidays, preventing sickness and germs is important.


#3 Exercise and Go for Walks

Staying active will keep you healthy and fit. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercising helps control weight, combat diseases, improves mood, boosts energy, and helps you sleep better. Even just going for a half hour brisk walk can boost your health.   


#4 Create a Healthy Dish for the Party/Potluck

The holiday season is a time for parties and potlucks. If you’re worried about your weight or eating healthy during these events, bring a healthy dish! When cooking, avoid using large amounts of butter, sugar, cream, and cheese. Look up healthy alternatives.


# 5 Avoid Overindulging

While it’s tempting to eat everything in sight at holiday parties, Thanksgiving dinner, and potlucks, try to avoid overeating. The best way to do this is to stick to small portions and skip seconds.


# 6 Relax and Unwind

Even though it’s supposed to be a time of joy, the holiday season can be stressful. Don’t forget to relax and take some time off for yourself. Some great ways to unwind include going for a walk or hike, reading, watching a movie, or doing your favorite hobby.


Apex Medical Center wishes you a safe holiday season! Stay healthy this holiday season and start the new year off right!

Apex Medical Center

You Might Also Enjoy...

What To Do If You Need Your DOT Physical

Do you need a DOT physical? If you’ve never had one, or it’s been awhile, you may be feeling nervous. Not just anyone can provide a DOT physical, but we can at Apex Medical Center. This post explains what to expect.

5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Have you been told you have high blood pressure? If so, you may dread the requirement to start taking medication. If you’d like to explore ways to lower your blood pressure without drugs, this post is for you!

What Are Trigger Point Injections?

When you live with chronic pain, finding a way to manage it is critical. Your world can reduce to just your pain, meaning you don’t enjoy the wonderful aspects of your life. Trigger point therapy may be an option to help you manage your pain.

Learn How Aromatherapy Can Help Your Pain Management

If you live with chronic pain, you’ve probably tried all kinds of things to find relief. But have you considered aromatherapy? Much more than “nice smells,” aromatherapy for pain relief is backed by a growing body of evidence.

5 Effective Methods to Prevent Foot Pain

There are a host of conditions that can cause foot pain. Of course, the best remedy for pain is prevention. Here are five effective ways to prevent foot pain, along with a few things to try if you are already experiencing foot pain.