CareNow® - December 18, 2014
by CareNow

Happy holidays! Are you traveling this week or have family coming into town? Whether you’re celebrating the holidays with two people or 20, it’s important to spend time with your loved ones.

Today we’d like to take a minute and go over how you can have a healthy and safe holiday.

Keep a keen eye on the kids

Children peek in excitement this time of year. Who can blame them? All the lights and festive activities really give them holiday spirit! With that said, keep a keen eye on them over the next couple of weeks.

If you have young children, you already know about the usual choking hazards around your home. Monitor your child around new toys, decorations, holiday lighting and scraps of wrapping paper. It will prevent anything from ruining their holiday.

Drink water between eggnogs

This isn’t the case for all families, but the holidays are notorious for leading to bad decisions after drinking alcohol. If you are going to drink, be responsible. Drink plenty of water between alcoholic beverages. NEVER DRIVE AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL.

Find your happy place

Are some of your best memories from this time of the year? Being around family is wonderful. Find your happy place this holiday. Try not to stress too much and bask in the holiday joy. It’ll make the holidays that more enjoyable.

Unwind

Having family around can be stressful. It’s important that you take some time and unwind once everyone has left your home. It’s okay to be lazy for a little bit. If you end up feeling exhausted after the fun holiday celebration, take some time for yourself. Catch up on sleep and do whatever it is that makes you relax the most.

We hope everyone is enjoying the extra time with their families! If you or someone from out of town feels ill, don’t wait! Check in to your local CareNow online and start feeling better soon!