‘Tis the season for holiday planning. Yet, gatherings of families and friends, crowded parties and travel may put Americans at an increased risk for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you carefully consider the spread risk of in-person holiday celebrations.
Several factors contribute to COVID-19 spreading in group settings. Those include community spread of the coronavirus, event location, event duration, quantity of attendees and the locations where attendees are coming from. It’s also important to consider attendees’ behavior both prior to the gathering and during the celebration.
Before a Gathering
If you choose to attend an in-person event, consider the following tips prior to the gathering:
Also, it’s important to stay home if you do not feel well or are at a higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19.
During a Gathering
Consider the following tips from the CDC to reduce your risk of being exposed to, contracting or spreading COVID-19 during an in-person event:
If you want to celebrate the holidays as safely as possible this year, consider celebrating virtually or with members of your own household.
Food is part of holiday traditions, and your family likely looks forward to certain recipes. Luckily, there are some simple substitutes to make your favorite holiday recipes a bit healthier.
Consider the following tips to transform your recipes without sacrificing flavor:
Get creative and experiment with other ways of creating healthy recipes for your most beloved holiday traditions.
Are You Getting Enough Water?
To prevent dehydration, you need to consume adequate amounts of fluid. Dehydration can increase your risk of illnesses and cause health problems, such as fatigue and muscle weakness. According to new guidelines, men should get about 3.7 liters (15 / cups) of fluids each day, and women need about 2.7 liters (11 / cups). Remember that the water content of the foods you eat counts as well.
You need to get enough water for your body to operate at its best. Make water your beverage of choice, and consider these simple tips to help achieve your daily water intake:
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