For many of us, the holidays are one of our favorite times of the year. There’s certainly a lot to do, but the payoff is that we get to spend time with the people we love. As Christmas approaches, make sure you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy so you can enjoy the season. Here are some holiday health and wellness tips from Riverview Medical Center’s urgent care.

  • Eat as healthily as possible. Healthy eating is all about choices. Choose to put more vegetables on your plate at your big family meal. Limit your snacks. If you do need a quick bite to tide you over, choose fruits, nuts, or raw vegetables.
  • Make time to exercise. Holiday schedules are hectic, but you can find a few minutes here and there to exercise. Take a quick walk around the neighborhood, go for a hike, or do some stretches.
  • Get a flu shot. Traveling to see family and friends exposes you to new places and people. You may also get exposed to the flu. Get a flu shot now so you’ll have some immunity built up.
  • Don’t forget to rest. The holidays can be non-stop fun – or non-stop stress. Make a conscious decision to get enough sleep each night. Find moments throughout the day when you can spend some quiet time to regroup and refocus on what’s most important.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season that’s full of good memories. But if you start to feel under the weather, come to Riverview Medical Center’s urgent care clinics in Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte, NC.