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10 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holiday Season

We’re sharing our top tips to stay healthy during the holiday season, sponsored by CVS. All tips and opinions are those of Honey + Lime and we hope you’ll learn how to stay healthy in the winter and natural ways to fight a cold.

10 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holiday Season - Learn how to stay healthy in the winter and natural ways to fight a cold

Winter is almost here, and that means holiday fun, family, snow, and cold and flu season, too. Yuck! With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we get super busy and tend to neglect our health. Overeating, overworking, staying up super late at night, and all of the family members and people around us in public spaces make us more susceptible to getting sick. I know, it’s no fun, but cold and flu season comes around every year and we have got to learn how to stay healthy in the winter! 

Woman in the winter time

Staying healthy during the winter season is important, and while there is not a 100% guarantee that you will not get sick, there are several things you can do to try to avoid it. For those that do get sick, CVS Pharmacy has developed Live Better, a natural line of products focused on immunity and cold and cough relief for adults and children ages 12 months and up. I am so glad that they did, I really do try to keep my household as natural as possible, from the foods we eat to the household cleaners we use. The Live Better line of products use natural ingredients, such as Manuka honey elderberry syrup, and, naturally derived vitamin C, so I can feel confident about chemical-free sickness relief when we need it!

CVS Pharmacy Live Better natural cold and cough products (1)

If you’re looking for tips to stay healthy during the holiday season and natural ways to prevent getting sick, this list is for you!

Top 10 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holiday Season

1. Wash those hands!

I think this has to be one of the top tips to stay healthy during the holiday season. Keep those hands nice and clean, germs are literally everywhere! 

2. Eat your veggies

Make sure your body gets the proper vitamins and minerals it needs for a healthy immune system.

3. Get some sleep

I know, there is lots to do and little time to do it. Avoid feeling sluggish and make sure your body is well rested each day.

4. Exercise and break a sweat

Move your body and sweat out those toxins! This is one if my favorite natural ways to stay healthy in the winter.

5. Stay hydrated and drink lots of water

Water is always a necessity, so drink up and try to limit the amount of sugary drinks and alcohol you have during the holidays.

6. Keep your distance from those who are infected

Stay far, far away from anyone who is sneezing, coughing, or otherwise looks to be under the weather. Avoidance is one of the best ways to stay healthy during flu season.

7. Avoid sharing

Try not to share with others as germs can be passed along. This means cups, straws, pillows, lollipops, towels, spoons, forks, etc.

8. Socialize with loved ones

Socializing makes us feel good, and that’s important for our health. After all, isn’t this what the holidays are all about?! Mental health is important, too.

9. Pick up a new holiday activity

Happiness is a natural stress fighter! Gather those loved ones and pick up a new fun activity, play a round of mini golf, build a snowman, go ice skating, have some fun!

10. If you do get sick, consider relief with natural ways to fight a cold

The CVS Pharmacy Live Better line of products mentioned above are perfect for this. 

Happy children dressed in Oshkosh B'gosh kids holiday styles

I hope these tips to stay healthy during the holiday season are helpful to you, and I also hope that you will check out Live Better products exclusively at CVS stores. They currently have 4 natural, drug free varieties – a daytime cough syrup, a children’s cough syrup, a children’s cough and mucus relief, and an immunity melatonin – and plan to add more in the future. I am thrilled about this because all of the products are drug and gluten free, and have no preservatives, dyes, flavors, or alcohol.

We definitely want to enjoy our Christmas time, and I am sure that these prevention tips will help! If one of us do happen to get a cold, it is great to know that we have these products on hand when we need them. Natural relief is right around the corner at CVS, for more information, visit the CVS.com Live Better page.

Take care and enjoy your healthy holiday season!

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