This holiday season, whether you have a comprehensive health insurance policy or not, you should take proactive steps for your health and safety. The wintertime is when more injuries occur than any other season. With all the ice, snow, holiday decorations, and heating systems, injuries are too common. Your health insurance policy can cover quite a bit of the expense. However, prevention is the best medication available.
During the holidays, most of us interact with friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers. Germs can be passed by hand-to-hand contact or via coughing, as everyone is apparently quite ill. To avoid coming down sick yourself, consider the following tips:
- Washing Your Hands – Washing your hands is critical when avoiding illness. You should always wash with soap and water, rubbing them under the water for at least 20 seconds.
- Stay Warm – The winter is known for its cold temperatures. Try to keep warm. Infants and the elderly are at an increased risk of cold and sickness during the holiday season. Bundle everyone up in multiple layers and dress appropriately in warm clothing.
- Manage Stress – You need to make the party dip, hang the ornaments, wrap presents, visit the neighbors, and so much more. The holidays are overwhelming. Ensure you have support from friends and family, and get enough sleep each night, to avoid a meltdown.
Injuries happen anywhere. During the winter, icy roads and walkways lead to slip and fall accidents. The same goes for hanging decorations and holiday lights. Take a moment to consider your safety. A broken bone is quite costly, even with insurance
- Keep any lit candles away from children, pets, and flammable objects, including your Christmas tree.
- Do not use a generator, grill, or charcoal-burning device indoors to cook holiday dinners.
- When cooking, always adhere to food preparation safety. Do not cross-contaminate the meal by keeping raw meat, seafood, and eggs near
- It is easy to
overdueit on sweets. Try to eat healthily and remain active during the holidays. A brisk walk or quick jog can do wonders for your physical and mental health.