Make your health and safety a priority this December with these 10 tips from Affinity Health, a leader in quality healthcare.
“Between Christmas and New Year’s, there’s a minefield of food, celebration and alcohol that can throw you off track, but there are simple ways to make sure you and your family stay healthy,” said Murray Hewlett, CEO of Affinity Health .
“You will have many commitments and commitments while on holiday, but try to ensure that your health and well-being are among those commitments.”
Control your stress:If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or out of control, take a break. Finding support, socializing, and getting plenty of sleep are some of the best ways to deal with stress.
- Please do not drink and drive:If someone drives drunk, they endanger all other road users. Decide not to drink and drive, and encourage others to do the same.
- Avoid smoking:Smoking and passive smoking should be avoided. Now it’s time to talk to your doctor about ways to break this unhealthy habit.
- Make sure everyone wears their seat belt:Seat belts must be worn when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your children in a booster seat, booster seat or seat belt appropriate for their height, weight and age. Always buckle up, regardless of the length of the journey, and encourage passengers to do the same.
- Get your exams and checkups before the annual break:Check with your doctor or healthcare provider about the medical exams and screenings you need and when they should be done.
- Keep an eye on your children: The Christmas season can present unforeseen dangers for small children. Keep potentially hazardous toys, food, drink, household items, and other items out of the reach of children. Protect them from drowning, burns, falls and other potential dangers.
- Practice fire safety:Since most steppe fires occur in summer, never throw lit cigarette butts out of the window while driving. If a fire breaks out in your home, create an emergency plan and practice it regularly.
- Prepare food safely:Remember these simple steps: avoid cross-contamination by washing hands and surfaces frequently, cooking food to the right temperature, and refrigerating food promptly.
- Eat well:Consume fruits and vegetables, which are rich in nutrients and help reduce the risk of certain diseases. Limit your fat, salt, and sugar intake, as well as your portion sizes.
- stay active:Commit to being active at least 212 hours a week and support children and youth to be active at least 1 hour a day, whether it’s walking the dog or playing ball outside.