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6 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Posted at 2:37 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:37:27-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Center for Disease Control shared these six tips to help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

1. Get Enough Sleep - Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep every night

  • Drowsy Driving: Avoid Falling Asleep at the Wheel
  • Practice good sleep habits
  • Avoid alcohol and medicines that can make you sleepy
  • Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms of a sleep disorder like snoring

2. Get Active

  • When getting together round up some family and friends for a walk or hike

3. Eat Healthy

  • Reach for healthy options like fruit and vegetables instead of salty or sugary treats

4. Rethink Your Drink

  • Substitute water for sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe

5. Quit Smoking

  • You can quit today! Call 1-800 QUIT-NOW for free support

6. Prevent the Flu

  • Get Your Flu Shot - An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu
  • Wash Your Hands - Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds

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