A Season of Sickness: Navigating COVID, Flu, Cold in Holidays
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season of sickness.
COVID-19, the flu, and the common cold are all spreading like wildfire right now. So how do we stay healthy and avoid getting sick during the holidays?
Here are a few tips:
1. Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.
This is the best way to protect yourself from both viruses.
2. Wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces.
This will help to reduce your risk of inhaling respiratory droplets that may contain the virus.
3. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
This will help to remove any viruses or bacteria that may be on your hands.
4. Avoid touching your face.
This is how viruses and bacteria can enter your body.
5. Stay home when you’re sick.
This will help to prevent you from spreading your illness to others.
6. Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.
This will help your immune system to stay strong and fight off infection.
7. Eat a healthy diet.
Eating healthy foods will help to boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
8. Manage stress.
Stress can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness.
9. Be kind to yourself.
It’s okay if you get sick. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Just focus on getting better and resting.
10. Enjoy the holidays!
The holidays are a time for joy and celebration. Don’t let the fear of getting sick ruin your holiday cheer.