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Holiday Health Tips for You and Yours

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This holiday season, make sure you and yours celebrate in a healthy fashion. Here are some resources that can ensure that you come out of the holidays in tip-top shape.
 
Have a healthy holiday!Those who are especially susceptible to cardiac problems such as heart attacks, arrhythmias, and heart failure should be extra careful on Christmas, and more important, on December 26th. CNN has posted their annual report explaining why “the day after Christmas is hazardous to your heart.” Aside from an influx of ER inpatients in the days following Christmas, other factors are at play, such as hospital staffing issues.
 
As many of us know all too well, the holidays can sometimes be stressful. Lots of travel and visits to those who you might not see often enough can lead to some hectic times. Luckily for you, the Mayo Clinic has 10 tips for coping with holiday stress.
 
The CDC has a great resource for staying healthy and safe this holiday; everything from washing hands to managing stress and traveling safely is covered.
 
Finally, if you are looking for some video clips to help out with your holiday season, there are a plethora of options on YouTube. Here are a couple hand-picked selections to get you started on your happy and healthy holiday season:

 
Holiday Heart Health Tips
 
Holiday Travel Health Tips

 
 

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