Embrace Wellbeing This December: Trends and Tips for a Healthier You
As the festive season of December 2023 approaches, it's crucial to stay attuned to your health and wellness. This month, we bring you the latest trends and tips to ensure you enjoy the holidays while maintaining your health.
Revitalize Your Skin: The New Age of Toners
Gone are the days of harsh, drying skin toners. Embrace the new generation of skin toners enriched with antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, and niacinamide. These ingredients boost collagen, gently exfoliate, regulate oil, and retain moisture, addressing concerns like rosacea, acne, and sun damage. Remember, post-cleansing is the ideal time to apply a toner, followed by your favorite serums or moisturizers. Learn more.
‘Exercise Snacks’: The New Fitness Mantra
Struggling to fit exercise into your busy schedule? Try 'exercise snacks' - short, 15-minute bursts of moderate-intensity exercise, such as a brisk walk or a quick cardio session. Doing this twice a day can help you reach the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. This practice not only improves your physical health but also reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Find out more.
Personal Health Coaching: Your Wellness Ally
Considering a health and wellness coach might be your ticket to a healthier lifestyle. These professionals offer one-on-one support, setting wellness goals, and providing motivation and advice. Whether through phone calls, emails, or video chats, a health coach can be a valuable resource in your wellness journey. Explore here.
December Health Observances: Safety and Awareness
This month is marked by several health observances. Safe Toys and Gifts Month reminds us to choose age-appropriate and safe toys. National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 3-9) underscores the life-saving importance of handwashing, and Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4-8) emphasizes the need for flu shots. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 4-8) focuses on the safety of our senior drivers. Get more information.
Staying Healthy During the Holidays: CDC's Tips
The CDC advises getting all recommended vaccines, including those for flu, COVID-19, and RSV, to protect against respiratory diseases common during the holidays. Practice covering coughs and sneezes, regular handwashing, and wearing masks in crowded places. If you feel sick, get tested and seek appropriate treatments. Remember, antibiotics don’t work on viruses. Read more.
While December brings joy and celebration, it's important to prioritize your health. By adopting these trends and tips, you can enjoy the holiday season while maintaining your well-being. Stay informed, stay safe, and most importantly, take the time to enjoy the festive spirit.