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Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

As an urgent care company, we know the best ways to keep feeling like yourself, regardless of what is going on around you. We’ve talked about our best tips for staying active and eating right during the fall, as well as how to limit stress during the holiday season. Now, we’re going to touch on the best ways to stay healthy and happy during the holidays; we’re in the happiest time of the year, and we want that to reflect in your day-to-day life!

Our stress-free blog post has many tips that will also carry over to this blog. Staying stress-free can help your body and mind in more ways than you can imagine. Feel free to read the entire blog for more details, but our top tips for limiting stress during the holidays are sticking to a budget, keeping a routine, focusing on yourself, and being realistic. When stress is limited, you have more time to enjoy yourself. Take a look at our top tips for remaining healthy while keeping that stress under control this holiday season.

Move your body.

On top of reducing your stress, we recommend getting active! We know that it’s cold, the sun sets at 5 pm, and it just doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in the day, but trust us, getting active will help your body and mind in so many ways. Whether you go on morning walks with your family, head to a spin class, or even do a 10-minute at-home workout, your entire body (and mental health!) will thank you.

Pay attention to what you eat.

The holidays are filled with mashed potatoes, casseroles, and many sweet and unhealthy desserts. While it’s ok to indulge every once in a while, it’s essential to maintain a healthy diet; eat your veggies and fruits, and make sure you get enough protein and fiber. If you’re struggling to get the nutrients you need, consider adding a multivitamin or Vitamin D supplement to your day – the extra nutrients can help offset some of the poor food choices you make.

Stay up to date on vaccines.

The holidays are full of family trips and extra travel for most people. One of the best ways to stay healthy is to make sure that you are up-to-date on any vaccines, including the flu shot and COVID vaccine. Head to your local First Care Clinic location if you haven’t received either yet. We offer the Moderna COVID vaccine to ages 18 and up. Further, ensure that you wash your hands often and wear a mask when traveling or in public places – this will help keep your contact with others minimal and your body a bit safer.

The holidays are the happiest time of the year, and with these tips in mind, you can make them some of the healthiest, too! Be mindful of what you do, eat, and drink over the next month or so, and always remember to give yourself a break when you need it. We know that the holidays can be tough sometimes, but we also know that you control what you do and how you feel. Take control of this holiday season, and you will see the differences in no time. From all of us at First Care Clinics, we hope you have a wonderful, happy, and healthy holiday season!