With the holidays here and the colder temperatures, there are steps you should take to stay healthy and safe. By doing so you should be ready to enjoy the holidays. You can brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Here are some helpful steps to take.
- Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
- Bundle up to stay dry and warm.Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: light, warm layers, gloves, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots.
- Manage stress.Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and out of control.
- Get Plenty of Sleep, do your best to avoid that late night Christmas wrapping.
- Don’t drink and drive or let others drink and drive. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.
- Be smoke-free.Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.
- Fasten seat belts while driving or riding in a motor vehicle.Always buckle your children in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip.
- Get your vaccinations.Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives.
- Monitor children.Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, and other objects out of children’s reach.
- Practice fire safety.Most residential fires occur during the winter months, so don’t leave fireplaces, space heaters, food cooking on stoves, or candles unattended. Have an emergency plan and practice it regularly.
- Prepare food safely.Remember these simple steps: Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly.
We at On Call Medical Clinic hope these tips will help you and your family to have a safe and happy holiday season. Remember when minor accidents or illnesses occur, we at On Call Medical Clinic are here for you 7 days a week. Please visit our website at www.oncallclinic.com to review all the services