The holiday spirit is upon us! Whether you saw it coming a mile away as mega stores immediately hoisted the fake Christmas trees after Halloween or you are just now hit by the ghost of Christmas Present as you scramble to purchase gifts for your family, one thing is for sure: you probably don’t want to get sick right now. Unfortunately this season’s temperature drop can cause serious health problems to adults and infants alike if they don’t stay warry of the cold. Raise your holiday health awareness by being extra cautious in highly populated areas, and take consideration with whether neighbors have any food allergies.
It’s the holiday drill—wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and make sure to bundle up in layers. You know this, everyone knows this, but it doesn’t hurt to have a handy reminder. Talk to your family and even friends about staying healthy for the holidays.
Avoiding Holiday Germs
When you’re standing in an overcrowded Target line or are simply battling it out in the grocery store for the last reasonably-sized ham, the thought of germs is the last thing on your mind. While there isn’t much you can do if someone sneezes or coughs next to you, by being aware of your surroundings, you can help keep the germs away.
Wipe down your shopping cart and cell phone with sanitation wipes and be conscious of how you’re feeling. Even if you feel the tiniest bit sick, you should try to take vitamins and possibly even get some rest. While the holidays may be a crazy busy time, it’s important to take a little time to yourself. You’d be surprised what a few minutes will do.
Baked Good Allergy Awareness
There’s nothing better than holiday baked goods and sweets, but while you might enjoy your snickerdoodles traditionally made, there’s a growing population that leans more on the healthier side. Whether it’s for health purposes (like gluten-free) or simply because of the taste, replacing your standard flour with alternative flours has become more popular.
Although your mouth might be watering, those with peanut allergies would cringe. Protect the health of those around you by pointing this out before they start making and handing out baked goods.
Share these tips with your friends, neighbors and tenants so they may enjoy the company of their family and community in good health. Warn them to ward off those stuffy noses, cold coughs and late-night shopping aches, and have some peace of mind.
For more Holiday safety tips visit the CDC website.
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