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5.5 Top Tips For a Healthy Christmas
Published on 20 December 2016 by Tom Brett, updated on 02 May 2017
1. Avoid food poisoning: defrost the turkey safely, washing your hands to avoid cross contamination, organise your fridge correctly and take care with leftovers. These are all important things to ensure a Christmas free of tummy bugs!
2. Preventing injuries: many injuries in the home are more common over the Christmas period. Accidents in the kitchen with hot fat, boiling water and sharp knives, children and adults tripping over presents and toys left on the stairs or on the floor, falls when decorating the Christmas tree and the house, even house fires are more common due to carelessness with candles. Take extra care, use safe equipment, avoid having lots of people in the kitchen and keep children away from the cooking. However, if you have any minor accidents, don’t forget that we are open all Christmas to help!
3. Alcohol: it is always tempting to overindulge over Christmas. We all do it! Apart the health risks, alcohol can also increase the risk of accidents. Never drink and drive and always clear up those half empty glasses before going to bed. Children are likely to drink the remains if they get up early to play with their toys!
4. Family stresses: being stuck indoors with the family can cause tensions and rows to flare up. Resolve any rows before Christmas, share out the tasks, go easy on the alcohol and make sure there are plenty of activities planned throughout the day.
5. Don't forget to exercise: the days are short and the weather isn't always great but make sure you get out for some fresh air and to burn off some calories. We’ve all seen the advert, get out on that Christmas walk in all your new gear and show it off!