Helpful tips for everyone to successfully make it through the festive season hassle-free!
It is probably safe to say the silly season, commonly known as the festive season has officially arrived. Our public spaces and malls are already screaming ‘it’s the festive season’ with their bright jingly Christmas trees and decorations, that will keep your eyes glued to them, in admiration of this wonderful and joyous harmony.
Even though the year 2020 has been a different and tragic year for most of us, almost nothing can keep the festive season bug at bay and in control.
By now we know that during every festive season people become healthcare experts, giving advice to everyone around them.
Now it is time to allow us Alpha healthcare professionals to share with you these festive season tips that are sure to safely carry you through to next year.
Arrive Alive: Over the past years It has been inevitable that the rate of car accidents that have occurred during the festive season are on the rise. It is all of our personal responsibility to ensure that we arrive alive everywhere we go. Make sure that your vehicle has passed its roadworthy test, all passengers should buckle-up inclusive of double-checking that all baby carseats are safely installed. Please remember to Rest! If you have been travelling for more than 3 hours it is important to keep yourself refreshed and alert for your destination and that can be achieved by getting sufficient rest. Repeat after us: ‘Rather arrive late than to not arrive at all. Keep that in mind whenever you refuse to rest when you travel to long-distance destinations.’
Healthy eating: The silly season doesn’t mean that you should still maintain a silly-eating habit or better yet pick-up unhealthy eating habits. Although most of us are probably going to binge on our special occasion foods and be best friends with our fridges over holidays. However, it is important to eat in moderation and be mindful of what we supply our bodies with and to ensure that children have balanced nutritional foods to keep their metabolisms balanced and fuller for longer periods of time.
Practice safety Covid-19 precautions: We are officially embracing the summer-season in the Southern himosphere and wearing a cloth mask is becoming a painful and dragging exercise. Budget and invest in 3ply face masks, and washable face masks that are breathable and have breathing valves that will prevent you from sweating and feeling hot under the mask.
Quick tip: Avoid putting your mask under your chin. Practice the healthy habit of completely removing your mask and putting it on whenever you are ready to wear it, along with maintaining social distancing, carrying hand-sanitisers and anti-bacterial wet wipes on-standby available at Alpha Pharm Pharmacies in your community.
Alcohol intake: Avoid letting the festive season rush put you at risk of developing alcohol-related diseases such as cancer. Limit your alcohol intake especially if you know you will be behind the wheel. The best advice is to match your drink to a glass of water, for every alcoholic drink consumed you drink a glass of water. Plus, this will save your life the following morning.
Vacation: Travelling during the Covid-19 is sure going to be a whole different ball-game this year. Planning your trip will not be the same as the last minute you have been getting up-to throughout the years! If you are guilty as charged, no need to worry just ensure that prioritising getting a Covid-19 certified property should be at the top of your list and follow all the safety Covid-19 precautions and you will be good to go.
Spending time with loved ones: If there was one lesson taught over the past few months is that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us is to be appreciative of what we have in life and most importantly to rejoice in the gift of life. Unleash the spirit of giving and spreading joy to everyone around you by showering them with your love while still giving elbow bumps and maintaining social distancing effortlessly.