Safe, Healthy, Happy Holiday
The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many. From sparkling decorations and festive gatherings to scrumptious holiday food and savored time with family, December is often full of joy and celebration.
But amid the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves. The busyness and stress that often accompanies the fun and frivolity makes it all the more important that we stay focused on maintaining our health and safety.
This holiday season, Sumner Regional Medical Center wants to help make sure that everyone in our community has a safe, healthy and happy holiday. Here are just a few simple ways to help keep your season merry and bright.
Many common holiday-related injuries can be prevented by thinking smart and being aware of your surroundings.
There are few things as tempting as a holiday spread at a party. With so many opportunities to indulge, mindful eating is key to maintaining your health. But being mindful doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself entirely. In fact, healthy holiday eating is easily achievable when you follow these tips:
The holidays can be a very difficult time for many. The death of a loved one or the pressure to do everything and be everywhere can cause a great deal of stress – not to mention mental and emotional fatigue. If you are experiencing any of these things, consider reducing any added pressures on your schedule. Don’t feel obligated to ”do it all.” Instead, try to focus on taking part in meaningful traditions that emphasize the holidays’ spirit of togetherness.
Most importantly, it’s ok to ask for help. You are not alone. If you are experiencing severe stress and depression, consider reaching out to a local support group or a mental health professional. If you don’t have one, call 1-800-424-DOCS and we’ll be happy to connect you to the right care to help you cope with the stresses of the season.
At Sumner Regional Medical Center, we care about your health and well-being during the holidays and throughout the year. We’re thankful to be your neighbor and privileged to help make our community healthier by providing quality care close to home.
We wish each and every one of you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. Be well.