Tips for Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

Tips for Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

Tips for Staying Healthy This Holiday Season from This Mama Loves

Doesn’t it seem as though sickness finds you when the holidays hit? Whether you’re on the road or at home, staying healthy is a must. I wanted to share some ways that we all can stay a little healthier this holiday season. Thanks to MinuteClinic for sponsoring today’s tips for staying healthy this holiday season.

Wash your hands when you can

This is especially true during the holiday season, washing your hands is a must! This is true if you touch food, someone else, or a questionable surface. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to killing those germs off of your hands. Entering someone’s home? Wash them. Coming home from shopping? Wash. Coming in from outside? Wash, wash, wash.

Washing hands

Get that rest time in

I love naps as an adult, so getting rest time is usually never an issue for me! I try to make sure my family gets adequate rest, even when we are super busy. II don’t want my husband and kids feeling run down, so I try to leave some time for rest when we can. If we’re out late one night, the next night is an earlier night. Besides, I don’t want to look back and realize the whole holiday season was a blur. I like to slow down and enjoy things.

Small Kitty With Red Pillow

Get some healthy foods in there

I understand that the goodies are too good to pass up, however, you have to keep getting some healthy foods in. Your body needs the good nutrition to stay functioning properly. Don’t forget to drink half of your body weight in water too! Water is essential to you staying healthy over the holiday season.

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

Know your care options

What if you do come down with something? I don’t know if there is a more inconvenient time for a parent or kids to get sick…but inevitably…it happens to us every few years. I’m writing this with a plan to make some hot tea and crawl into bed because I’m fighting something now. With my luck, a fever will spike or it’ll be worse after business hours for my physician. Or I’d need a doctor visit when traveling and away from home. Your best bet is to avoid those emergency rooms (unless critical). They cost a ton of money and they are known for being crowded over the holiday, never mind the other germs you are exposed to in an ER! Your best bet is to visit the MinuteClinic. There are several reasons that I take my family to the MinuteClinic. One of those reasons being is that there is no appointment necessary.

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There is always a location open, even during the holidays! Did you know that you can even see how long the wait is online? If you need to get into the MinuteClinic, you can hold your place online. Accessing your medical records is also easy if you visit the one in your hometown.

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Haven’t visited a MinuteClinic before?

MinuteClinic is the walk-in medical clinic inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores across the U.S. There are approximately 1,100 clinics in 33 states and the District of Columbia. MinuteClinic is open 7 days a week, including weekday evening hours. Walk-in, no appointment is necessary. Most health care insurance is accepted.

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11 comments… add one
  • These are such great tips! Getting enough rest during such a busy time can be hard but it really does make a huge difference! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • The last few weeks have definitely left me feeling run down! This week has been more relaxing with naps and snuggles and less on our to do lists 🙂

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  • A good amount of rest is always required. I once spent Christmas with no sleep, and found myself lying in bed during New Year’s eve. What a bummer!

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  • These are all such great tips. It’s so important to be careful during the holidays. I know a lot are sick around the holidays too, so you have to make sure to keep yourself washed up to keep the germs away.

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  • This time of year is always rough on my family. We all have horrible allergies and in Texas we have problems this late in the year unless we get a couple of long, hard freeze which kills everything. We just haven’t had that so far this year. It has been mild. I do my best to stay healthy using these tips.

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  • They are REALLY easy to get to now that they are at Target! Love having the fast service during the winter too.

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  • These are fantastic tips. It is so important to take care of yourself. This is the worst time of the year to get sick. I will have to check out MinuteClinic.

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  • MinuteClinic sounds like a great way to see a Doctor without the hassle. I will have to look for a location close to me.

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  • I am so thankful for Minute Clinics they make life so much easier.

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  • All solid advice!
    I think our bodies know when it’s time to relax so we become more susceptible to illness but being aware of what can prevent it is always good 🙂

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  • I wash my hands whenever possible. In between, I carry wipes to help keep my hands clean.

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