Mom's in stress meltdown, the kids are fighting over the last cupcake, Uncle Bob is coughing up a lung as he carves the turkey, and your best friend just got text-dumped. Hello, holiday memories!
'Tis the season to beat sickness (not to mention tiredness, stress, or other holiday downers). Fortunately, you can stay well and have a good time even if everyone else is falling apart.
Follow these 5 tips to boost your body's defenses:
One of the top things to do for your health is to get out and have fun. Forget about the tough stuff for a while (except for your safety, of course — be sure someone knows where you are and watch out for drunk drivers).
Laugh and enjoy yourself — the holidays only come once a year.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: December 2013
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC (the national public health institute of the United States) promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.|
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