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5 Tips to Get You Through the Holidays

The holiday season can be a time full of joy and stress. IBJI is here to help get you through the holidays with these 5 easy tips!

Stay Organized

Stay organized by making a checklist or writing down notes to remember important things to do during the holidays.

Create a to-do list to help you stay organized this season. This list can help you see what needs to be done and how long it may take so that you can plan your day accordingly. Set a plan for each day with your list so that you know what to expect and don’t become overwhelmed by all of your holiday tasks. Last minute running around is an invitation for accidental injuries so taking the time to plan can help decrease the risk of an unhappy holiday mishap. 

Exercise Stress Away

Exercise to release stress! Try things like yoga and massage to relax the mind and body.

Take advantage of exercising to release your stress. Exercise produces endorphins, a chemical in the body that acts as a natural painkiller which in turn reduces stress. Exercise and activities such as meditation, acupuncture, massage therapy, and even deep breathing techniques can produce endorphins and make your body feel energized and healthy. To learn more about IBJI’s fitness program, visit our Health Performance Institute to see how we can help. 

Avoid Sickness

Avoid sickness by washing hands and disinfecting your house.

No one has time to get sick, especially during the holidays. With flu season here, try to avoid sickness by washing your hands regularly and disinfecting surfaces in your home. You can also incorporate germ fighting foods into your diet. Vitamin E and Omega 3 helps boost your immune system as well as becoming more resilient to holiday stress and winter depression. Always consult a physician on what vitamins and diet work best for your health.

Cook in Advance

Prep meals in advance where you can. Cut up ingredients the night before.

Hosting guests can be hectic, take some weight off your shoulders by preparing food a day or two in advance. Freeze and refrigerate your dishes respectively. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube for quick and easy recipes to impress your guests! Don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends.

Check Travel Guidelines

Check travel guidelines to know what you can pack and where you need to be in the airport.

If you’re traveling this season, make sure to check travel guidelines in advance. According to the TSA, this Thanksgiving had a record of 27 million passengers flying by air this year. Make sure to leave plenty of time for packing, arriving at the airport, and going through bag check. Also check restrictions on what you can and cannot bring in your luggage to save you time. If you are bringing gifts, consider shipping them from your home before instead of panicking to stay under the bag weight limit. Gift cards are always a lightweight alternative! 

Stay stress free this holiday season with these steps. Remember to take it one day at a time and ask for help when you need it. IBJI is here to help you bring in the holiday season with ease. In the event of an injury, you can visit one of IBJI’s OrthoAccess immediate care clinics. Click here to find the closest location to your home.