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5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

9 Dec 2016 | Under Blog | Posted by | 0 Comments
5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Winter is coming, and only the strong will survive. Prepare yourself.

The first sign of winter is not a brisk chill in the air. Nor is it the leaves changing colors, or the beginning of many long-term but ultimately doomed relationships. The first sign of winter is the moment you witness a coworker hack uncontrollably, curdle their phlegm and orally eject it into the trash bin next to you.

Did we mention this was gonna be gross?

If your spirit hasn’t exited your body from the sheer audacity of such a grossly uncouth act, hold tight, we’re not done yet. The second sign of winter is when a coworker stops mid-conversation to sneeze into their elbow. No, that wasn’t a dab. That was the release of the black death, and regardless of the 100% cotton they’re wearing, the moment they release that arm back to their side and continue speaking, those plague particles are floating into the air and heading directly for your eye sockets.

It’s December, which means for many of you winter is here, and the war has already begun.

With your well-being in mind, Regenerative Medicine Solutions is here to give you our 5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays, and help you keep the spectre of the Grim Reaper at bay.

Let’s dive in.

5. “Watch Out a Snake!” – Seriously, Get Up and Move

Let’s talk about blood-clots for a moment. They’re essentially how they sound, small accumulations of blood that have pooled into areas that lack mobility. Unfortunately, they can occur predominantly in the legs forming deep-vein thrombosis, and they can be fatal if a clot were to break off and travel to the heart. The solution is simple though, stand up from your desk right now and walk the office, grab a cup of coffee or take a walk to the bathroom. The key is to get up and active and keep your blood pumping freely.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

4. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness- Wash Your Hands

A dirty thought is okay every now and then. Dirty hands? Not so much. Quick: What is the dirtiest thing on your desk right now? No, it’s not your potted plant, but good guess, you get bonus partial credit. No, in fact the dirtiest likely thing on your desk right now is your keyboard. Why? Because when’s the last time you cleaned your keyboard? Exactly. These small plastic keys are filthy precisely because they are so small and unassuming, and worse still we frequently touch our dirty hands to our dirty keys and back to up to our now dirty faces. The circle of filth continues.

3. Party Down- Stay in and Cut the Drinks Down

Although the holidays are quickly approaching and party-time is calling, be weary of excessive drinking. Cold weather typically promotes the immune response within the body. Although this means runny noses and stuffy noses, congestion, sneezing, etc., it also means that your body is actively fighting off infection. The downside to drinking is that although it can be beneficial for relieving stress, it can also weaken the immune system, meaning all those hands your high-fiving at the bar are bringing you closer and closer to a special night-out with the flu.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

2. Water is Life- Stay Hydrated

The importance of water is drastically underestimated in first-world countries. In fact, being dehydrated is still a common problem in the U.S., ringing contrary to the fact that there are very few places in the U.S. (aside from Detroit) in which clean drinking water isn’t readily available. In fact, restaurants are bound by law to serve you water free of charge. The human body is made up of 70% water, the surface of the planet is covered by 90% water. Water is here to stay, and it is unequivocally necessary for our cells, our health and for life itself to exist.

 1. The Illuminati Isn’t Real- Get a Flu Shot

Every year around flu season, calls for the denunciation of government provided flu-shots ring out. Opponents claim that these shots are somehow unnatural, cause long-term developmental problems, and should, therefore, be avoided. Needless to say, the origin of this anti-vaccination stance has been criticized and debunked unilaterally, and in truth, the development of this conspiracy has led to more than a handful of deaths from these commonly cured illnesses. This holiday season, take a quick drive to your local pharmacy and ask for a flu-shot. Mega-chains such as CVS and Walgreens even give these shots for free. There is no excuse. To avoid getting sick, as well as keeping others from the same fate, get a flu shot.

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Written by Regenerative Medicine Solutions

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