Friday, December 8, 2017

Unhealthy Habits to Avoid Around the Holidays

Christmas and New Year’s Day are so close and the excitement is stirring. With all of the excitement of the holidays stirring, bad habits can start. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks want you to have a very happy holiday season, but also to stay healthy AND happy. If you are in need of a health care professional at the Lake of the Ozarks you can trust, call one of the Central Ozarks Medical Center locations listed at the end of this blog. Keep reading for information regarding unhealthy habits to avoid around the holidays.

Unhealthy Habits to Avoid Around the Holidays

Unhealthy Habit # 1

Snacking when you are bored
Who’s guilty of snacking in between arriving at your holiday destination all the way until dinner is ready? The holidays are such a fun time of year, but you don’t have to let your diet slip away. If you are going to snack then try going for the veggie or fruit tray versus the holiday sweets.

Unhealthy Habit # 2

Not sleeping enough
If you are hosting Christmas or a New Year’s party at your home, chances are you have been running around busy preparing for your holiday party. Don’t forget to sleep! You still need 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, even around the holidays.

Unhealthy Habit # 3

Overindulging on your holiday meal
Holiday meals can be really be delicious but don’t overdo it. Save your leftovers and eat them the next day versus trying to eat everything in one sitting. No one wants a stomach ache the day after Christmas.

Unhealthy Habit # 4

Forgetting to sanitize
Everyone is likely gathering together for the holidays, everyone from the newborns to the elderly. More people bring more germs, so don’t forget to sanitize. Sanitize your hands before and after eating. Always wash your hands after using the restroom. With all of the excitement around the holidays, you are likely rushing around and you could easily forget to wash or sanitize your hands. It only takes a few minutes, so make the time to sanitize.

Happy Holidays from Central Ozarks Medical Center!

Our friendly healthcare staff at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. If you are in need of quality healthcare that is affordable and you don’t happen to have health insurance, then we have you covered. We accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. All of our locations are community practices and serve everyone from newborns to the elderly. To make an appointment, call one of our health clinics listed below.

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