Sunday, December 30, 2007

Holiday Health

The holiday season is upon us and it is that time of year when many people say eat, drink and be merry. The reality is, if you have a medical condition you may want to be more aware in these three areas.

Eating is something we all do on a daily basis. Sticking to a normal diet may be a little more challenging during holiday gatherings with all the wonderful foods of the season. Parties with endless food choices and the treats given as gifts are all so tempting. One way to cut the calories is to simply re-gift all fruitcakes that are sent to you. I believe this is now an accepted tradition. Besides it is the thought that counts.

Drinking alcohol may have some medicinal advantages. On the other hand, this can be a whole other matter if you have a condition and/or take medication(s) that may react with alcohol. You should not increase your normal intake of alcohol for it may cause harm. Alcohol consumption does increase during this time of the year, so just remember if you are in good health, drink in moderation. Watch out, the eggnog might be spiked.

Being merry can at least minimize your stress. Stress can be brought on in many different ways. Stress can be manifested by oneself or it can be thrust upon them. Either way one must learn to recognize areas that increase their stress levels, so try to manage them. This can help year round, but also can be a big plus for the end of the year push and/or the holiday season. So do your best to keep it a merry one.

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From all of us at Med File Now® (MedFN) we hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season.