If you’re like most families, you are knee-deep into the Christmas festivities. The uncertainties surrounding Coronavirus infection have waned and you are so ready to share the love and spend time with loved ones.
You’ve scheduled the Christmas parties you are going to attend and mapped out your Christmas shopping. We are glad that you are looking forward to Christmas and we want to help you REMAIN SAFE as we continue to navigate life with coronavirus. As you go about your rounds, here are 3 simple ways to stay healthy this Christmas.
Follow Covid-19 Protocols
You are probably tired of people drumming in the Covid-19 protocols but it is vital we stay vigilant; we are not out of the woods yet. That means wearing face masks whenever you’re in public, washing your hands regularly, and keeping a distance of 1.5m – 2m between you and other individuals.
If you are hosting a gathering, the CDC advises that it is better to make it an outdoor event. If you must host the gathering indoors, then make sure the space is well ventilated with numerous windows and doors that can let air in and out. Additionally, keep the numbers small, turn down the volume of the music so people don’t have to shout, and consistently clean and disinfect surfaces.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
While having a healthy diet does not prevent Covid-19, it helps boost your immune system. So, as you’re whipping up your Christmas meals, here’s a few things to consider.
- Cut down the salt and consider using fresh or dried herbs and spices to add some flavor to your food instead of using artificial spices.
- Eat a healthy snack before a party, so you do not find yourself eating junk food.
- Also cut down on sugary snacks, fizzy drinks, fruit juices, and opt for fresh juice and fruits.
According to the World Health Organization, it is important eat a variety of foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Adding wholegrain foods like oats, wheat and brown rice to your diet will also give you more fiber and help your feel fuller for longer.
Many will find themselves taking time off work during this season. Yet, this can be unhealthy for your mental and physical health if you do not stay active. It is great to take time off and relax but intermittently get up and do some squats, stretches, home chores and make these a kind of bonding experience with your family.
It’s also critical that you get some sunlight this Christmas. Walking in the sunlight provides you with Vitamin D and research has shown that people who had a Vitamin D deficiency were less likely to test positive for the virus that causes Covid-19. So go out more!
Following these tips should help you make the most of this Christmas and stay healthy. If you are looking for a fun way to stay active, then we invite you to join the 50+ Gym Society. The 50+ Gym Society is a unique workout experience we created for adults 50 years and above that want to stay in shape. If you want to learn more about this program, just click the Register link below.