How to have a Healthy Holiday Season

November 22, 2022 / Senior Living Community
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A senior dressed warmly in cold weather.

The holidays are filled with so much cheer and love. That being said, November and December are also flu season. As the temperatures drop, our immune system becomes more susceptible to viruses.

Here are some tips on how to have a wonderful holiday season, while also staying safe and healthy!

#1: Wash your hands

Lather up your hands and remember to wash under clean water for at least 20 seconds!

#2: Stay warm

While the old wive's tale about going outside with wet hair will result in a cold isn't 100% true, we still recommend against it. Stay dry and warm this winter with lots of layers.

#3: Keep your stress low

Did you know high stress levels can impact your immune system? It's important to manage your stress this time of year to keep your immune system healthy.

#4: Eat well

We know that there are so many delicious baked goods this time of year. You don't have to refrain from the sweet treats but remember, everything in moderation. Make sure you're eating plenty of nutrient-dense meals.

#5: Get vaccinated

The flu shot, and Covid-19 booster shots will help keep your immune system healthy and fight off these viruses.

#6: Stay active

When it's raining and cold, it can be tough to stay motivated. We get it! Luckily, there are plenty of indoor exercises you can partake in. From chair yoga to strength training, there are so many great options!

#7: Get plenty of sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do to take care of yourself. And it's not just about sleep, but restful sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep, try establishing a bedtime routine to help you sleep more deeply.

If you start to feel sick, remember to get plenty of rest and stay home. If you must run an errand, wear your mask to protect others. And most importantly, sanitize your hands when you're in public!

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