Seven Tips from the CDC to Stay Health During the Holidays

Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to consider these seven healthy habits that help prevent chronic diseases like type II diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Get enough sleep.

Adults need at least seven hours of sleep every night.

Avoid drowsy driving.

Practice good sleep habits. For longer trips, consider sharing or breaking up your drive.

Get active.

When getting together, round up some family and friends for a walk or hike. Adults need at least 150 minutes (22 minutes a day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least two days a week.

Eat healthy.

Reach for healthy options like fruits and vegetables instead of salty or sugary treats.

Rethink your drink!

Substitute water for sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.

Quit smoking.

You can quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support. Additionally, make your home and vehicles smoke-free to protect your family from second-hand smoke.

Prevent the flu.

Get your flu shot! Also, when washing your hands, wash with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds.

 

*Source: CDC

 

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