Holiday Survival Guide

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It’s the most wonderful time of year, but sometimes all the holiday cheer can take a toll on your health. Follow these five tips to avoid a case of the humbugs this holiday season.

1. Keep off the Santa belly

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With time constraints during the holidays, it’s easy to break away from your normal exercise routine. However, maintaining a regular exercise routine is the best way to keep your body healthy after eating all the delicious holiday treats. If spare time is slim, try one of these 10-minute at home workouts.

2. Water, not eggnog

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It’s hard to say no to eggnog, but drinking plenty of water helps keep your joints flexible and pain-free. Also keep in mind drinking alcoholic beverages will dehydrate you, try to keep water close by at your holiday parties. *Remember: you should drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day, so bring water with you wherever you go.

3. Sleep in peace

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Between shopping for the perfect gift, baking sweet treats and attending holiday parties, you’re going to run yourself ragged. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep each night. Sleep will reduce the stress on your bones.

4. Decorate with caution

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Each year, approximately 6,000 people will visit the emergency room due to a decorating-related fall. If you’re still adding the finishing touches to your holiday decorations, remember to use safety first.

5. Stock up the freezer

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The holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone, which leaves little time to cook a healthy meal. Avoid the drive-thru with these healthy meals you can prepare ahead of time and enjoy later.

 

Amidst the excitement and the activity of the holiday season, don’t forget to take care of yourself. If you experience any pain, contact AOC. Call 251-410-3600 for more information or visit us at www.alortho.com and make an appointment.

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