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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

1. Wash your hands often to help prevent the spread of germs

2. Manage your stress level through support, connecting socially and getting sleep.

3. Always have a designated driver if you are drinking alcohol at a holiday party

4. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing for the winter weather.

5. Avoid second-hand smoke.

6. Fasten seat belts while driving or riding in a car.

7. Get recommended screening tests and update your personal health history.

8. Get vaccinated.

9. Monitor children from potentially dangerous toys, food & household items.

10. Practice fire safety and create an emergency plan in case of an accident.

11. Prepare food safely by wash hands, surfaces and avoid cross contamination.

12. Eat healthy, stay active. Limit your portion size and foods high in fat and sugar.

CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016