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Staying Safe and Stress-Free During the Holiday Season

Following are health and wellness tips by World Health Organization (WHO).

Stay Safe Over the Holiday Season

For many people, this time of year means increased travel and contact with loved ones. Remember to do your best to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19, flu and the common cold.
It's still important to wash your hands frequently, keep at least 1-meter distance from others whenever possible in public areas, and wear a mask.

Look After Your Mental and Physical Health

Feelings of anxiety from life's challenges are common. How you cope affects well-being. If you feel low, here are some things you can do to help:
🗣️Talk to someone you trust about how you feel.
🏃🏼‍♀️Try to keep up with activities you usually enjoy.
😁Stay connected with friends and family.
😴Stick to regular eating and sleeping habits.
👩🏼‍⚕️Seek professional help if you're able to.

Simple Ways to Reduce Holiday Season Stress

⏰Stick to a daily routine.
🥰Connect with loved ones and other people.
🥗Eat healthy food and balanced meals.
🧘🏻‍♀️Exercise regularly.
😇Be kind to yourself.
📱Limit stress-inducing news consumption.
🤗Do activities that make you happy.
😴Prioritize sleep.

Sleep Better to Reduce Stress

Getting enough sleep is important for both body and mind. Sleep repairs, relaxes and rejuvenates our body and can help reverse the effect of stress.
Here are 5 tips to help you get a good night's sleep:
🕥Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends.
⚫Make your sleeping area quiet, dark, relaxing and a comfortable temperature.
📱Limit your screen time before bed.
☕Avoid large meals, caffeine and alcohol before bed.
🏃🏼‍♀️Get exercise during the day.

Boost Mental Health with Exercise

Regular activity prevents high blood pressure and weight gain, enhancing well-being. WHO recommends 30 mins daily for adults, 1 hour for children. Stay active by:
🤸🏻‍♀️Online exercises
💃🏻Dance to music
🎮Play active video games
💪🏻Skip rope
🦵🏻Climb stairs
Stretch if you work from home:
🧍🏻‍♀️Check posture
🧍🏻‍♀️Stand up 

Prioritize Nutrition for Mental Well-Being

A healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition, non-communicable diseases, and boosts mental health. Per day, a healthy diet includes:
🥗Fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains.
🧈Less than 30% of energy intake from fats.
🧂Less than 5 grams of salt.
🍬Less than 10% of energy intake from sugar.

Eating at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables helps prevent the risk of disease and gives you important vitamins, minerals, and fibre. You can improve your intake by:
🥦Including veggies in your meals.
🍊Choosing fruits and raw veggies for snacks.
🥭Opting for produce that is in-season.
🍅Varying your choices to get a range of nutrients.

May we all have a merrier, calmer holiday season!

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