While the holidays are generally a happy time of year, it can be stressful and isolating (especially this year) for some. If you find the holidays are hectic and stressful, then know you’re not alone. The good news is there are plenty of ways you can stay healthy and happy this year! Making a few lifestyle changes and planning for the upcoming season can make all the difference in how you feel.
Follow along as we explore ways seniors can stay healthy and happy this holiday season!
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Wash Your Hands Often
We should all be washing our hands properly and regularly all year round but especially during cold and flu season. Key tips for washing hands effectively include washing your hands at least a few times a day including after every trip to the bathroom, as well as after being in public places where you’re exposed to many germs.
Some best practices include lathering your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, rinsing your hands, and thoroughly drying your hands with a clean towel or air dryer. Practicing these steps is important because germs from unwashed hands can be transferred to other objects causing the spread of viruses and bad bacteria.