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Keep Away From Germs This Holiday Season

Be Holly & Jolly, Not Sick & Tired!

The holiday season is here, and with it comes plenty of festivities, presents, food, and germs. Although the holidays are a time to be merry and jolly, being sick during this time can put a damper on your celebrations.

That's why it's essential to take precautions to avoid illness during this season. Here are some tips to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season from your team at Advance ER:

1. Wear a Mask

Studies show that wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of germs; it helps keep your respiratory droplets from reaching other people. You can wear a cloth or medical face covering when in public or around others!


Additionally, wearing a mask can ensure that everyone who wants to celebrate but is still conscious about the spread of COVID-19 can also enjoy the holiday season.

2. Practice Proper Hand Washing

Hand washing is imperative after touching shared surfaces, food, or coming into contact with others, and can even reduce respiratory illnesses by 16-21%!

To properly wash your hands, use soap and warm water, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. And if you have kiddos, it is vital to share proper hand washing practices with them. You can have them sing a favorite holiday song or count to 20 while they wash to add fun to the hand washing experience!

3. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of fluids will help you stay healthy by flushing toxins out of your body and ensuring you avoid dehydration. To ensure you get the recommended eight cups of daily water intake, we recommend carrying a water bottle with you or adding a twist to your water with citrus or cucumber slices to enhance your flavor experience.

4. Get Plenty of Sleep

While there is so much to do during the holidays, ensure you are taking time for yourself. By sleeping well, you'll be energized for celebrations and ensure your immune system is functioning properly. Getting enough sleep is essential to boosting your immune system and general well-being. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night!

5. Utilize Disinfectant

Disinfecting high-touch surfaces is key to reducing the spread of germs! So make sure to use an approved disinfectant on any surfaces you interact with, like doorknobs, light switches, and other commonly touched objects.

Additionally, carrying travel disinfectant wipes with you when you leave the house is beneficial to ensure that any surfaces you come into contact with are germ-free while out and about.

Happy Holidays from Advance ER!

Following these tips can help ensure the holiday season is a holly jolly for you and your family. We wish you good health this holiday season!

And if you need medical care this Christmas or New Year, know that Site:BusinessName} is here 24/7/365. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with our online form this holiday season!