Holiday Health Tips
The holidays can be a stressful time for many families, between holiday gatherings, vacations, overcrowded shopping centers, and decorating.
This holiday season, Med Net Direct is here to help you stay healthy so you can enjoy the wonderful things the holiday season can bring. We found these wonderful tips, as recommended by the CDC to help everyone have a healthy holiday season.
Wash Hands Often- This is a longtime mantra of moms, health care industries and the CDC. It’s a good mantra. Wash you hands, and do it often. Hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Travel Safely- Even if you are just headed off to the mall, or a holiday party, make sure you buckle your seatbelt, keep kids in the appropriate child safety seat, and don’t drink and drive. These few everyday safety precautions can often be forgotten during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If air travel or long distance traveling are on your holiday itinerary, review health precautions made by your destination’s health professionals, such as appropriate vaccines and precautions to take.
Take Indoor & Outdoor Safety Precautions- Since most residential fires occur during the winter months, keep candles and open flames away from flammable materials and never leave flames unattended. Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home if you don’t already have one. Test them once a month, and replace batteries twice a year. When hanging holiday decorations and lights outdoors, use safety precautions such as using a ladder and a safety harness when hanging high lights. On the indoors, use a step stool to hand decorations instead of unstable furniture. Always turn off the electricity before you mess with it, and never overload circuits.
We wish you and your family a happy, healthy holiday season.
About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.