Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, but it’s not easy to stay healthy. Here are a few ways to protect yourself this holiday season. It’s ok to overindulge for your big feast. But instead of mindlessly putting whatever is in front of you in your mouth, think about whether you really want it. Every day, get some sort of physical activity, even if it’s just a walk or bike ride. Try to take breaks for yourself to limit the stress of shopping, cooking, and entertaining family. Limit your alcohol as much as you can. Get plenty of sleep. And be careful. Injuries are common this time of year, with people falling while putting up Christmas lights, slipping on frozen surfaces, or trying out the kids’ new toys.
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