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How to Have a Pain-Free And Healthy Holiday Season

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As the holidays approach, we all want to spend quality time with our loved ones. There are ways to enjoy the season while making healthy decisions, according to Mary Weathers, a Registered Nurse and Franchise Owner with Always Best Care Senior Services in Flagler County, Florida. The most important thing to remember, according to Weathers, is to consume food and drinks in moderation. these details Always Best Care Senior Services

Many of the meals we eat during the holidays are heavy in cholesterol and saturated fats, as well as sodium and sugar. Allow yourself to indulge in your favourite foods, but keep the portions small. Consume these foods in moderation, along with regular amounts of fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Look for recipes that use low-fat ingredient replacements whenever possible. If you’re throwing a party, make sure each meal has low-fat, low-cholesterol options. Finally, don’t neglect your fitness routine over the holidays. Instead of excess of fats, remember balance and moderation.
Many people suffer from backaches and other problems as a result of overindulging in food and drink. These usually happen after unpacking and hanging holiday decorations. With all of the holiday parties and shopping, the last thing you want is to injure your back. A few healthy back reminders will help you avoid any injuries, whether you’re pulling up holiday decorations from the basement or lugging big gift packages. When lifting big goods, proper body mechanics are critical to avoid back discomfort. When picking up goods from the floor, always bend your knees and lower your body without bending at the waist. As the object is hoisted, use the powerful muscles in the legs to complete the effort. Keep heavy objects as close to your body’s core as possible. Maintain the strength of your abdominal muscles. Weak abdominal muscles can predispose a person to permanent lower back pain, which typically manifests itself when lifting heavy objects.
The holiday season is a particularly dangerous time for seniors. Many seniors who live alone, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas, may require assistance to maintain a healthy and pain-free existence. Care Coordinators, such as those at Always Best Care Senior Services, can help you or a loved one create a care plan that will provide assistance over the holidays.

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