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Dec 21, 2015
KDAH

Health and Safety Tips for Christmas & New Year

It’s that time of the year when people paint the town red with their festive spirit but this is also the time when maximum accident cases and medical emergencies are reported. Christmas and New Year celebrations continue all through the week making the whole world glitter in lights and magic. In midst of all the celebrations, people sometimes tend to get carried away and indulge in reckless behavior which they often regret later

Follow these tips to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as you indulge in Christmas and New Year celebrations

  • Don’t let the Christmas celebrations end with accidents & mishaps caused by festive drinking. Alcoholic beverages not only contain empty calories but also have a negative impact on your blood sugar. What’s more… alcohol also affects certain parts of the brain that control concentration, behavior, coordination and emotions. Drink responsibly and ensure that one person from the group always stays sober for driving. If you can plan a party, make sure you also plan how to get home safely
  • Do not place candles on or near a Christmas tree as it can easily be the cause of a house fire. Never keep open flame unattended as your children/pets could come in contact with them leading to an injury
  • Christmas is all about festive merriment and tempting treats. Over-consumption of sugar-laden treats will not only add to your body weight but also cause dental problems, including cavities. Having 1 or 2 festive favorites won’t hurt you but at the same time do not forget to practice good dental hygiene in order to prevent tooth decay & gum disease
  • Festive preparations demand a lot of energy and often call for too much of stress due to multi-tasking. Handling several tasks on your own and trying to accommodate too many things within too little time can trigger tension headaches. Drink plenty of water as dehydration can worsen these headaches. Stress less
  • Have a full stomach before consuming alcoholic beverages. High protein food items will not only slow down the absorption of alcohol in your digestive track, but also keep you from snacking on candy or appetizers at a party.
  • Drink a glass of water in between mixed drinks in order to prevent dehydration or getting intoxicated.
  • Never mix caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol as it could potentially disrupt your heart’s rhythm
  • Pushing your physical limits with extra food, drinking and partying can lead to a damaged immune system. It also drains essential nutrients from the body. Take Vitamin B, Vitamin C and magnesium supplements. Detoxify your body by drinking plenty of water, fruit/vegetable juice, herbal tea with lemon and honey.

Regardless of the safety measures that have been undertaken, your night of partying could take an unexpected turn sometimes even without a warning. Act responsibly and always maintain an open line of communication between you and your family/friends. Someone with you should be aware of where you are at all times.

Indulge in festive merriment but make sure you take all the necessary precautions to stay safe

Have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year