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Staying Healthy During the Holidays with COVID-19

Staying Healthy During the Holidays with COVID-19
  • October 20, 2020
  • Blog

4 Ways Residents Can Stay Healthy During the Holidays this Year

For many, the holiday season is the best time of the year to celebrate with family, friends, and neighbors. During a time of ‘social distancing’ to prevent the spread of Covid-19, staying healthy during the holidays is crucial. While we are not health experts by any means, the following are four common-sense tips to keep both relationships and the immune system strong and healthy during celebrations of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

  1. Get the Flu Vaccine: Put getting the flu shot at the top of the holiday ‘must-do’ list to provide a peak respiratory system. The official flu season is October through February. Do not risk contracting the flu, which will weaken your immune system and possibly add a risk factor of contracting Covid-19.
  2. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: There is no question the holiday season can feel tiring. Staying healthy during the holidays is a matter of keeping to the daily routine as much as possible to strengthen the body’s immune system. Maintaining an eight-hour sleep schedule, a daily exercise regimen, and limiting your sugar intake are vital to having a robust immune system. Be sure not to negate taking a daily multivitamin, particularly Vitamin D, in order to help boost the immune system further.
  3. Don’t Forget Your Vegetables: Staying healthy during the holidays requires a balanced holiday table featuring colorful, healthy vegetables and leafy salads. Vegetables are the natural means of getting those antioxidant vitamins that give the immune system a boost and provides fiber to prevent overindulging on beef, pasta, and desserts.
  4. Common Sense Partying: During the holiday season, think of having a series of smaller dinner parties with friends, co-workers, and family to ensure everyone is in a healthy environment. Following these tips during a party will help maintain a germ-free space further:
    • Avoid serving buffet style in which food is out in the air over a length of time.
      Consider sanitizing the ceiling fans and running them on low to keep the room air circulating.
    • Place a roll of disposable paper towels in the bath for guests to dry their hands rather than the usual hand towels.
    • Substitute hand soap with a liquid soap dispenser.
    • Mark drinking glasses, or plastic cups, with the guest’s name to avoid guests picking up the wrong drink.
    • Place glassware and dishware in the dishwasher, or wash thoroughly with hot water and antibacterial dish detergent.

The holidays are about coming together and making the most of your time together. Be sure to do so safely and in a healthy environment. If your HOA is in need of administration, financial, and property management help this holiday season, contact AR Management today!

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