2. Eat Healthy
The holiday season and lots of food seem to go hand-in-hand. Make it easier to stick to healthy eating by moderating your food intake and not forcing yourself to eat everything. Fill your plate with healthier food choices and eat slowly. If you know there will not be a lot of healthy dishes, eat beforehand or bring fruits and vegetables for the party. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
4. Prevent injuries
Accidents and injuries are common especially during the holidays. Decorating accidents can be avoided by being extra careful in using stepstools and ladders. Keep your house safe from fire by checking your heating system, never leaving fireplaces and candles unattended, and always keeping an eye on your cooking. Install a smoke and carbon monoxide detector and test them regularly. Keep children away from dangerous toys, household hazards, decorations, and fire.
6. Practice food safety
With all the cooking going on, and with all the current food recalls, food safety should all the more be a priority during this holiday season. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by using separate food preparation utensils such as cutting boards and knives, Use a food thermometer and cook foods to proper temperatures. When dealing with leftovers, refrigerate foods promptly and remember safe timelines for keeping leftovers.