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Staying safe during the holiday season

  • Post published:November 11, 2022
  • Post category:Blog

Holiday travel often includes visiting loved ones or taking a vacation. Whether you’re seeking a winter wonderland or escaping subzero temperatures, follow these travel tips for a healthy and safe holiday travel season. Before you travel this holiday season make sure you are healthy and ready to enjoy the holiday season by booking a wellness appointment with Speedy Sticks. Speedy Sticks offers a variety of services from at-home bloodwork to at-home massage therapy to ensure you are in the best shape for the upcoming holiday season.

With Thanksgiving approaching and many people traveling to see their loved ones -it is important to practice safe travel tips to ensure you and your loved ones are safe this holiday season.

Practice good hygiene: The things we touch each day (elevator buttons, the office coffee maker) harbor loads of germs. As a result, Avoid transmission by adequately washing your hands and not touching your face. Traveling by train or bus this season? Switch seats, if possible, if a nearby passenger is visibly sick.

Reduce stress: Both at work and at home, you’re probably busy wrapping things up before the holidays. It’s important to acknowledge — and manage — anxiety. When stress hormones are produced, that leads to a decrease in your immune system’s ability to fight off various infections.

Get enough sleep: Sleep affects many health functions, so getting enough shuteye (at least seven hours nightly) is crucial. Poor sleep habits can have an effect on immune function through increased stress hormones, which can increase susceptibility to contracting viruses. Make simple lifestyle changes to help set the stage for restful sleep.

Eat healthfully: A balanced diet is a strong defense – make sure you are eating lots of healthy food and getting all the nutrients your body requires to stay healthy. Speedy Sticks offer an at-home Vitamin Panel blood test to ensure your vitamin levels are as healthy as they can be.

Avoid close contact: It’s natural, of course, to want to greet relatives and old friends. But keep your distance if you’re sick. To reduce your germs spreading avoid handshakes and hugging and kissing other people if you are feeling sick. Speedy Sticks offer virtual cold and flu check-ups to ensure you are staying healthy before your holiday travels.

Speedy Sticks wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. If you are feeling sick or need to get a check-up before your holiday travels and gatherings – book your at-home healthcare appointment with Speedy Sticks today!

​​*This content is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace consulting with a healthcare professional. Please consult with your primary care physician or healthcare provider before engaging in any services offered by Speedy Sticks.