“Happy holidays,” “Merry Christmas,” and “stay safe and healthy,” My best wishes to you all. The festive season of 2022 is unusual. since the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. Every one of us thinks about avoiding the COVID-19 risk during this festive season. The threat of COVID-19 is still with us. and it is mutating into new strains and spreading within our communities. We must celebrate our holidays and Christmas with caution and by staying safe and healthy. Recent advancements in vaccination programs are very encouraging. But the virus is also mutating. It is the responsibility of all of us to take appropriate precautions to reduce COVID-19 risk during the festive season.
Precautions to be observed during traveling in the festive season– To stay safe and enjoy happy holidays and merry Christmas.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to adopt a healthy lifestyle, give top priority to our health and wellness, and maintain good hygiene. With the lockdowns, we have learned to maintain good health through regular and small physical activities. This Christmas, let us give a gift to ourselves: good health. This holiday season, if it is in your plans to travel to your native place to celebrate Christmas with your family or relax at a holiday destination. Take the following precautions to cut down on the risk of COVID-19 during the holiday season.
Remain Safe:- Whenever and wherever people gather, the coronavirus has an opportunity to spread. Thus, maintaining social distance, wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene, and following local authorities’ guidelines, should be given top priority. so that our loved ones may remain safe. If you or any of your family members are sick or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do not plan to travel. even if the symptoms of the illness are very mild.
Traveling: Consider the travel time to reach your destination and the co-passengers, to whom you and your family members are likely to be exposed. Make sure you have enough hand sanitizer and spare facemasks with you. Sanitize your hands at regular intervals. While traveling by private vehicle, try to minimize stops and pack food from home for the journey.
If using public transport, maintain social distance and wear face masks. Wherever possible, open windows for ventilation. Do not plan your journey during peak hours. so that crowds can be avoided. Avoid poorly ventilated areas. Ensure that your children do not pick up or touch things in public places.
Observing safety precautions: Ensure that your children cover their coughs and sneezes with their arms. Remind them to wash their hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds regularly. If soap and water are not available, sanitizers can be used. The same measures are to be adopted by adults as well.
Remain updated with travel restrictions: • Remain updated with travel restrictions and tests required before and during your journey. Update yourself on the number of COVID-19 cases at home or at the destination. Check if there is available accommodation for self-quarantine in case you or a family member get exposed to COVID-19 at the destination station.
Carry your medications: Bring your regular prescription medications. Take with you enough OTC medicines and a first aid kit that may be required while traveling. Get yourself and your family members the required vaccinations.
Stay in safe accommodations: For staying, give priority to safe accommodations. The apartment should be properly sanitized before checking in. Prefer, self-catering. Remember to always wash your hands with soap and water before eating. Drink hot water. Sanitize surfaces, keys, and door handles, as well as remote controls, on a regular basis to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection during the holiday season. and to enjoy your stay with your loved ones.
Keep yourself in good health – Merry Christmas
Take all the precautions needed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Furthermore, the festive season can be fully enjoyed if good health and hygiene are maintained, social distance is maintained, proper sanitization is practiced, and masks are worn. Adopting the following few practices may help to cut down the risk of COVID-19 during the festive season.
By maintaining healthy habits, we can strengthen our immunity. Furthermore, holidays do not imply that we should abandon our daily routine, which keeps us healthy! We should maintain our daily schedule of regular exercise. If lemon water or honey with water is being taken after waking up, continue with the same.
Consuming Fruits and Vegetables:- Enjoy your holidays with conventional dishes prepared during the festive season with your loved ones, taking care to follow instructions, if any, given by your healthcare provider. and a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables to replenish the need for minerals and vitamins. They help in the detoxification and alkalization of the body.
Avoid overeating & overdrinking:- Christmas celebrations mean a lot of dishes and cakes, and cookies being served. Avoid indulging in overeating and overdrinking during the get-together with family and friends. Consider protein-rich and nutritious foods. Keep your hands clean. Avoid hugging or shaking hands.
Keep yourself well-hydrated:- Keep yourself well-hydrated. Consume a minimum of three to four liters of water per day (as per your health conditions). Drinking hot water is advisable. as it has many health benefits like- relieving constipation, improving digestion, reducing stress levels, helping in weight loss, etc.
Remain physically active:- If you have plans for relaxing all day. Remember to maintain your regular practices of yoga and meditation. Keep yourself physically active. For more details about “How sedentary lifestyles impact people’s health. please click on the link https://maansisurvivalaidfoundation.com/how-sedentary-lifestyle-affects-peoples-health-globally/
Happy Holidays- Merry Christmas- Stay safe
We wish you all Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Stay safe by taking all the precautions. And live a healthy and happy life.
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