Holiday roundup: Staying safe, caring for loved ones and eating well

December 3, 2020 Covenant Health Team

The holidays are a time for love and caring, and we could all use a little bit of both this year to keep ourselves and those we love safe and healthy. While the coronavirus pandemic has brought new challenges, self-care and looking after our loved ones has never been more important. The hugs from grandpa and kisses from aunt Suzi may be on pause this year, but your well-being is not.

Below, we’ve curated some of our favorite holiday articles to provide you with a single source of tips and advice to stay mentally, physically, and spiritually strong this Christmas.

Prioritize safety this holiday season: Wear your mask

The 2020 holiday season presents new challenges for families and friends, and protecting ourselves and our loved ones is the top priority. We are all exhausted by the constant need to diligent in wearing our masks and social distancing, while also suffering from the separation anxiety caused by being apart from those we love. But now is the time when we must act collectively to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Extra care for high-risk cancer patients during the holidays

People fighting cancer have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 because treatments like chemotherapy can weaken their immune systems. If you or someone you know is undergoing cancer treatments, there are certain safety steps you can take for protection from the virus, especially during this holiday season. Read more

Foods to help you reset in the new year

Holiday cookies, family gatherings and cocktail parties, oh my! The holiday season comes with a lot of joy, but it also comes with a lot of calories. If you’re feeling a little bloated and tired after all the holiday eating, the new year is a great time to reset your diet. Here are some helpful tips and healthy foods you can add to your plate to start feeling better. Read more

Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

Just when you feel like you’ve finally overcome the sugar overload from Halloween, the holiday season is fast on your heels. Pies, parties and cocktails abound. Before you know it, the scale produces a number you barely recognize, and the New Year’s rush to the gym begins in earnest. Read more

Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

For some, the holidays are complicated because they’re missing a loved one who has died. It’s not just the absence that makes it challenging, it is also the storm of actively grieving that competes with trying to be in the “spirit” of the holidays. Read more

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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