The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year! But unfortunately, this year with the holiday comes COVID-19 and other sicknesses and germs that thrive in the winter months. Don’t let this be a negative on this merry time, and instead follow these tips for keeping your family healthy this holiday season. Nobody wants to be sick during the holidays, so be sure to follow all these helpful suggestions.
Follow Social Distancing Guidelines
There are numerous guidelines set to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Just because it is the holidays does not mean that you and your family should ignore these guidelines. If you are going to be celebrating with family members who aren’t in your immediate family, please make sure that you wear a mask and stay six feet apart from one another. Simply following these few guidelines can make all the difference—even if it is frustrating.
Wash Your Hands
While this could fall under the social distancing guidelines provided above, it is so important it needed its own section. Not only should you wash your hands thoroughly, you should also wash them often. By making sure you and your family are washing your hands, you are doing your part in preventing sickness and fighting off germs. Don’t forget to sing happy birthday in your head two times through to ensure you get rid of all of those germs!
Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is key. Choosing water rather than alcohol or soda can really make all the difference. Water helps maintain so many different functions throughout the body including helping digestion, improving circulation, creating salvia, and maintaining body temperature. Just by looking at those few items alone you can see how crucial the consumption of water is to your overall health.
Especially with COVID-19, it is so important to be diligent and proactive when it comes to staying healthy. These tips for keeping your family healthy this holiday season hopefully provided you with some simple ways to keep the sicknesses away from your family. Be smart, stay safe, and enjoy the holidays!