Health Tips

December 1

Homework for the Holidays.

Is your family together during the holidays? Make the most of it by updating your family health history.
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December 2

Sip Lightly.

Want a quick way to cut holiday party calories? Skip the eggnog and other creamy concoctions in favor of lighter cocktails.
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December 3

Don’t Forget Your Lips.

Heading outside to play in the snow? Don’t forget to protect your lips. Choose a lip balm with SPF 15 or higher.
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December 4

Soap Up and Stay Well.

It’s National Hand Washing Awareness Week. Did you know sudsing up for at least 20 seconds helps prevent illness?
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December 5

Don’t Fall While Decking the Halls.

Hanging your decorations soon? Be sure your ladder is level, can support your weight and has slip-resistant feet.
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December 6

Toy Safety Isn’t Child’s Play.

When shopping for holiday toys, don’t neglect safety: Purchase helmets and other safety gear for toys that need them.
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December 7

The Less Flu, the Better.

Did you know that a flu shot can help make your illness milder if you do catch the flu? It’s not too late for a shot!
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December 8

Practice Positivity.

Training yourself to think positively (by doing it regularly) can help you get better at it—and improve your health.
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December 9

A Better Way to Dip.

Need a lighter veggie dip for your next holiday party? You can’t go wrong with fat-free Greek yogurt as a base.
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December 10

Move Through the Holidays.

No time for a workout right now? Just keep moving. Even a little activity means you won’t start from zero in January.
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December 11

Safe and Warm at Home.

Keep safe alternative heating sources and fuels on hand to ensure you’ll stay warm— even in severe winter weather.
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December 12

Fill Up on Veggies First.

Worried about holiday party over-indulgences? Hit the veggie tray first and use them as a sub for crackers, chips and bread.
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December 13

Keep Tiny Tots Safe Around Holiday Décor.

Have little ones in the house? Avoid holiday decorations that look like candy, and keep candles out of reach.
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December 14

Cheers to Getting Real.

As hard as you may try, no holiday party will ever be perfect. Embrace the imperfections and aim for enjoyment.
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December 15

Choose Healthy Rewards.

Celebrate your progress and achievements with fun rewards. But choose healthy treats, like a massage or new fitness gear.
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December 16

Plan Ahead to Beat Jetlag.

Don’t let jet lag ruin your journey: 2-3 days before a trip, start tweaking your sleep schedule to help your body adjust.
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December 17

Safeguard Against Cervical Cancer.

What’s the best way to cut your risk of cervical cancers? Get the HPV vaccine.
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December 18

Track Your Snacking Cues.

Want to figure out why you tend to eat when you’re not hungry? Start a food diary and learn your triggers.
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December 19

A Stroke of Prevention.

Did you know the holidays could increase your stroke risk? Don’t smoke or drink in excess to help safeguard your health.
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December 20

Light Up Your Tree with Safety.

Is your holiday tree safe? Prevent tree fires by keeping yours away from heat sources—and keeping it watered.
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December 21

Shovel to Prevent Falls.

From the first snowflake on, be diligent about clearing walkways and driveways to help prevent falls.
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December 22

Drink Up—Even in the Cold.

Exercising in the cold can leave you dehydrated without realizing it. Drink plenty of water before, during and after activity.
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December 23

Unhappy Holidays.

Remember that the holiday season isn’t a happy time for all of us—and don’t be afraid to seek help if you need it.
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December 24

Festive Fun and Games.

To keep your party from being just about food, limit eating to one room and play games like charades or Pictionary.
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December 25

Spruce Up Your Holiday Table.

Make produce more appealing by offering colorful options arranged in festive shapes, like a holiday tree or wreath.
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December 26

Sweet and Satisfying.

Had your fill of sugary holiday treats? Indulge your sweet tooth with fruit and get a healthy dose of fiber and nutrients.
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December 27

Sun and Snow vs. Your SPF.

Going skiing over the holidays? Don't skip the sunscreen. UV rays can be just as harmful on the hill as on the beach.
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December 28

Have a Safe Journey Home .

Heading home from a holiday getaway? Make sure your car is prepped for travel with winter tires and a full tank of gas.
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December 29

Keep It Covered.

Going to be on the slopes all day? Take a few breaks indoors to reapply sunscreen.
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December 30

Line Up a Designated Driver.

Remember: a single drink can negatively affect your reflexes for hours. If you plan to drink, designate a driver who won't.
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December 31

Cheers to 2017!

Celebrate safely tonight by keeping your alcohol intake in check—and don't drink and drive. Happy New Year!
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