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Health tips, fall prevention and balance during Christmas

Here are some things you can do to make sure you stay happy, healthy, and stable during the holiday season.

Incorporate gentle exercises: Amid the hustle and bustle of the season, find moments for gentle exercise. Simple stretches, seated leg raises and arm circles, every little detail counts!

🪩Safety measures at home: When you decorate your home, make sure it remains a safe space. Secure carpets, tidy hallways, and use non-slip mats to prevent falls.

🚰 Stay hydrated and nourished: While it’s not my place to tell you what to eat, make sure you stay hydrated, as dehydration can affect your balance. Eat nutritious foods rich in vitamins and minerals to support your overall health. Remember the importance of vitamin D and calcium To strengthen bones!

🎅🎉 Go at your pace: The holiday season usually involves a flurry of activities. While it’s tempting to participate in every celebration, pacing yourself is key. Schedule breaks to rest and recharge, preventing fatigue and reducing the risk of falls.

👠 Choose supportive footwear: Opt for comfortable, supportive shoes (they can still shine 🌟), especially during holiday gatherings. Proper shoes provide stability and reduce the risk of slipping or falling.

🎁 Request support: Whether it’s hanging decorations or carrying gifts, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Enlist the support of family or friends to share the load, ensuring you can enjoy the holidays without getting hurt. I promise you that they would rather help you now than visit you in the hospital after a fall.

Incorporate some simple exercises and safety measures into your festivities for a healthy and joyful Christmas!

Also, don’t forget to have everyone sit and stand without hands when they leave the table after the turkey. 🦃.

I wish you a fun December and a very Merry Christmas.

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