December 18, 2011

Safety Tips To Prevent Infection this Holiday Season

Filed under: winter holiday — robertprice @ 7:38 pm

The holidays are supposed to be a festive time of year; however, with extra stress, traveling and partying, there is also an increased risk of you getting sick.  Moreover, you may not even be aware of what poses a health risk.  Below find some helpful tips on what could be the culprit behind your post holiday cold and/or flu.

Eggnog

While store bought eggnog is made with pasteurized eggs, homemade eggnog contains raw eggs.  Thus, if the homemade eggnog is left out for too long, there is a risk of Salmonella Enteritidis. To avoid this problem, buy store bought eggnog for your own parties, and refrain from drinking the eggnog at other parties, unless you specifically know that it is store bought.

The Shopping Mall

In the crowded holiday shopping rush of the shopping mall, you are bound to come into close contact with other individuals.  If an individual is sick and touches something that you later touch, you are at risk of getting their infection. Check-out lines, bank machines, escalator handrails and shopping cart handles pose a danger.   What about those long line-ups of kids waiting to see Santa?  Those children may be infected with colds and flus.

The Mistletoe

Do you know the second easiest way, after sneezing, for a virus to spread?  Kissing, of course.  You may kiss someone who is contagious and not yet present visible symptoms.  For this reason, do yourself a favor and avoid the mistletoe this holiday season.

The Airplane

The airplane cabin is the perfect breeding ground for colds and flus.  Airplane bathrooms and tray tables pose a particularly health hazard.  To avoid the germs associated with the airplane, it is best that you board the airplane prepared with hand sanitizer alcohol-based liquid or disinfectant wipe.  Additionally, it is important to keep yourself hydrated while on the plane.   Lastly, think about turning off the air above your head, so you can keep your own air around you longer and put off breathing someone else’s.

The Turkey

Many people, who typically don’t prepare turkey year round, suddenly have the urge to cook poultry (i.e. turkey) during the holiday season!  If you know someone who falls into this category, make sure that he or she is aware of the proper poultry preparation requirements.  For example, it takes a large bird four to five days in the refrigerator to defrost, and leaving the bird on the counter, or putting it under hot water to speed up the defrosting process, could expose the turkey meat to some dangerous bacteria and other pathogens.

This article doesn’t advocate becoming a holiday Scrooge, by being paranoid about every little potential holiday germ source.  Instead, it simply concludes that by taking a few precautionary measures, you can ensure that you don’t contract a virus this season!

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December 11, 2009

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are coming around again pretty soon, and while they bring everyone together, for a short time of great food, relaxation and joy, the weight that tends to hang around afterward, due to all of those festive holiday parties is not so joyous.

How to Avoid “Putting on a Few Pounds” during the holidays:

Continue to Exercise – Don’t stop your regular exercise schedule on account of the holidays, as starting again after New Year’s can be difficult. If you find that your busy holiday schedule interferes with you workouts, reducing their time is much better than stopping them altogether.

Don’t Over Eat – All of the holiday party food may be overwhelming, so be sure not overeat, as it can lead to heartburn and weight gain. Eating a healthy meal before going out so that you don’t arrive at an event famished will reduce your chances of over eating.

Avoid Calorie-Rich Foods – It’s really about moderation. Eating is a central part of the winter holidays, and it’s not fun skip out on all the holiday favorites. That being said, the common holiday foods to moderate include gravies, pastry coated appetizers, caramelized nuts and anything with high sugar content.

Limit Drinks – Alcoholic beverages are infamous for calories, in fact just three of your favorite alcoholic beverages will often add to an amount of calories equal to a regular meal. Other holiday drinks such as eggnog and gingerbread lattes are high in calories and should be drunk in moderation as well.

Sleep Well and Relax – Avoiding stress is a crucial part of avoiding weight gain, and while the holidays are often bustling with enjoyable activities, they can be stressful too! Relax with a good book by the fire, take a bath, or do some yoga; it doesn’t matter how you relax, however, it will help to alleviate stress. Getting a good sleep each night will allow you to stay awake during the day, and also help you to limit those specialty coffees.

Losing weight is a process that takes time, effort and determination. Over the winter holidays losing weight can be a challenge, to say the least, however, that’s not to say it can’t be done and these simple methods can help you get to where you want to be: a happy place with your weight and your holiday activities.

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