The holidays are a special time of year. This year, it may be more important than ever to take care of ourselves and those we love. Here are some tips for staying healthy during the holidays.
Smaller is safer
This year's holiday celebrations may look and feel different than other years. Keeping gatherings small, opting out of buffet-style meals, and sitting apart are among the key recommendations from Ottawa Public Health.
Get a flu shot
Flu season, the holidays and the pandemic all overlap this year. The Government of Canada recommends that anyone older than 6 months get a flu shot.
Wash your hands
Washing your hands frequently and properly is always good advice. This year it may be more important than ever.
Drinking enough water is not simply a summertime concern. Remember to stay hydrated.
Manage your stress
The holidays can be stressful at the best of times. Experts recommend taking steps to manage your stress and anxiety.
It's always important to exercise or move to the best of your ability. When the hectic holidays roll around, it can be easy to neglect our own needs. If you make time to move, experts say it will help you feel better and manage stress. Maybe go for a walk around the neighbourhood after the big meal?
Mind the weather
Winter in Canada can be challenging. If you are travelling this holiday season, pay attention to weather reports and road conditions and drive accordingly. Watch out for ice on roads, or while walking on sidewalks.
BentallGreenOak hopes these tips help you stay healthier during the holidays.