Health and Safety Tips for the Holidays

  1. Wash hands often so that germs are not spread.
  2. Dress for the weather. It is important to stay dry and warm.
  3. Don’t over-commit yourself . This will help to manage stress.
  4. Don’t drink and drive or let others drink and drive.
  5. Do not smoke or be around others that smoke.
  6. Always wear your seat belt when driving, and remember to buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to his/her height, weight, and age.
  7. Get annual checkups and screenings.
  8. Vaccinate. This will help prevent diseases and save lives.
  9. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, and other objects out of kids’ reach, and make sure toys are used properly.
  10. Remember to practice fire safety. The majority of residential fires occur during the winter, so never leave fireplaces, space heaters, stoves, or candles unattended. Have an emergency plan and practice it regularly.
  11. Safely prepare food. This includes washing your hands and surfaces often, avoiding cross-contamination, cooking foods to proper temperatures, and refrigerating leftover as soon as the meal is over.
  12. Eat healthy and exercise. Try to get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, and limit your portion sizes of foods that are high in fat and sugar. It is recommended that Adults get at least 2 hours of activity a week and kids and teens should strive for at least 1 hour a day.


Centers for Disease Control