1. Get Vaccinated, Yearly Screenings & Exams
During the holiday season, your chances of getting sick increase because of cooler temperatures. Protect yourself and others by yearly exams, screenings, and vaccinations. Vaccinations help prevent disease and save lives. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. Care Resource is offering vaccinations for pediatric patients at our Little Havana health center.
2. Make Healthy Food Choices The holidays can present many temptations to over-indulge in sweets and processed foods. While you may not be able to completely avoid these temptations, you can make healthier decisions by being mindful of serving sizes and not overeating. According to Gloria Cabral, Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist with Care Resource, “When grocery shopping, always check the serving size first. All the information on the label is based on the serving size. Many packages contain more than 1 serving. By planning carefully with your Care Resource provider, you can make healthy habit that lasts a lifetime.”
3. Manage Your Stress Stress has been shown to impact physical and/or behavioral health. If you feel stressed out or overwhelmed, make sure to give yourself a break and find healthy ways of managing stress. Some of the best ways to manage stress are to find support, connect socially, and get plenty of sleep.
4. Make Time for Exercise It’s easy to forget about exercising during the holiday season. Shopping, party planning, and spending time with friends and family can fill up your schedule. Prioritizing daily physical activity can help support your immune system and help burn off extra holiday calories.