Wake Forest Baptist Offers Holiday Health Tips
the holiday season may be filled with joy and goodwill, it can also be a time
for illness and stress-related disorders.
the time of year to spread cheer, not germs,” said Christopher
M.D., professor of Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
“We often get caught up in various commitments around the holidays and let our
health and immune systems suffer because of it. It’s important to focus on your
health throughout the year.”
offers these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to
stay healthy this holiday season:
- To minimize stress, keep obligations and
spending in check.
- Wash cooking surfaces often and avoid
cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs away from
ready-to-eat foods and eating utensils.
- Cook foods to proper temperature and refrigerate
- Get an adequate
amount of sleep.
- Avoid overeating
and drink in moderation.
- Wash hands frequently
with soap and water. Rub together for at least 20 seconds.
- To avoid injury, use a step stool or ladder
instead of climbing on furniture when putting up decorations.
get-togethers give illnesses the opportunity to spread but with balance and
moderation, the holidays can be enjoyed the healthy way,” said Ohl.