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Holiday Health and Safety Tips

Wash your hands often

Keep hands clean to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Wash hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and clean water is not available, use an alcohol-based product.

Stay warm and dry

Avoid sickness by wearing proper clothing to protect yourself from the cold. Bring an umbrella to avoid getting wet from a sudden downpour.

Eat Healthy

Balance and moderation is the key to a healthy diet during this holiday season. Eat just the right amount of nutritious food. Choose more vegetables and fruits. Avoid salty and fatty food. Drink lots of water.

Be Active

Find fun ways to stay active. Walk, run, dance and exercise regularly. Be active for at least 2 and a half hours a week.


References:

  • http://www.redcross.org.ph/press/news/item/539-safety-tips-from-the-philippine-red-cross
  • http://www.doh.gov.ph
  • http://www.cdc.gov/family/holiday/

Handle and prepare food safely

Avoid food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Separate raw from cooked food to avoid cross-contamination. Cook food at proper temperature. Refrigerate perishable food promptly.

Manage Stress

Plan activities and set priorities. Get enough rest and sleep.

Prevent injuries

Prevent fire by keeping candles away form children and from combustible materials such as curtains.

Buy Christmas lights that are approved and inspected by Department of Trade and Industry. Choose a proper location for setting up the Christmas tree and lights. Do not leave your Christmas lights turned on overnight.

Know that firecrackers are dangerous and injuries can be avoided. Keep children away from firecrackers.

Note: Please be reminded that medical availments related to firecracker injuries are not eligible to health care coverage.

Disclaimer: Insular Health Care, Inc. disclaims any liability or responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken in reliance on the health advisory or safety tips. The health-related materials contained herein are not intended to establish policy, procedure or standard of care.

 

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