Offered by: Rachael Janoso, M.D.- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C.
This has been a very stressful year. We are all probably looking forward to spending the holidays with our loved ones. Most holiday traditions involve traveling to see family, making delicious home-cooked meals and treats, and exchanging gifts with our friends and family. Here are some ways to stay healthy this holiday season.
Traveling for the holiday season to see our family is a tradition. Consider taking a road trip rather than braving a crowded airport terminal, even if it may take you a few extra days. A fun and safer alternative is having a zoom party with the whole family! If you are traveling by plane, remember to wear masks, wash your hands, and maintain appropriate social distancing.
Another holiday staple is baked goods and home-cooked meals. It is still important to make sure you and your kids eat healthy, even during the holiday season, including a variety of fruits, vegetables, and well-balanced portions. Consider trying new recipes, and let your kids help you prepare the meal so they can join in on the fun.
Lastly, finding time and motivation to exercise has been very hard this year. Get a jump on your New Year’s resolutions and take a walk outside together as a family if the weather is nice, or maybe go out for a nice bike ride through the neighborhood! Find safe and fun activities to do as a family that get you a little sweaty and get the heart rate up!
Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!
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