5 Solutions to Common Holiday Season Health Woes

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It’s time to get those Halloween decorations down, sorry guys, it’s no longer cute to have those cobwebs hanging around! Soon enough we’ll be in full winter holiday mode. While it may seem early, get-togethers with friends and family will soon start filling up your calendar. Is it just me or is anyone else itching to crank up the holiday tunes?!


Before you’re swept up in the momentum of holiday festivities, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what’s important – like family, friends, and also our health. There are many pitfalls that tend to hit us this time of year that can put our holiday bliss at risk.


Here are some common holiday health traps to watch out for and solutions to help you stay on track.


When stress puts a damper on your holiday spirit

Whether it’s hosting events, trying to find the perfect gift, money worries or family conflicts, there’s a lot on our plates this time of year.


Solution: Create a holiday to-do list and think about which items are the most important to you. Be realistic about what you and your family can handle and consider letting go of the lower priority items. Eating right, sleeping, exercise, and doing things you enjoy can all help you to de-stress this season.


When your nose is as itchy as a sweater from Grandma

This season is full of unexpected allergens that can have you sniffling. Fall leaves, grandma’s cats and even mold from Christmas trees or pulling out dusty ornaments can trigger an allergic reaction.


Solution: This year, make sure you have an allergy solution on hand. Consider Claritin®  as  an option – it relieves your symptoms from dust, pets and mold.


When shopping is a pain in the neck (and back!)

Holiday shopping isn’t just hard on your wallet, it can be hard on your body too. All that walking can feel like a marathon. Lugging heavy bags and packages can strain your back and joints and leave your feet sore. Don’t be surprised if you wake up the day after a long shopping trip feeling like you’ve had an epic workout session.



The holidays are too busy to let pain hold you back. Frequent mall walkers know the secret to comfortable toes is Dr. Scholl’s®. Dr. Scholl’s® Back Pain Relief Orthotics cushion and absorb shock to help evenly distribute your body weight. If it’s your back that’s bothering you, try ASPIRIN® to help you get right back into action. ASPIRIN® is a great multipurpose product to keep around for those pesky holiday headaches, joint pain and even fever from cold and flu.


How do you prepare for holiday season health woes?


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.




  1. Judy Cowan says:

    Good tips, no one wants to feel under the weather during the holiday season but it does happen so best to be prepared.

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    The only real big thing I suffer from every year at this time is stress, I don’t work and being on disability you don’t get much, so I am always stressing about how we are going to be able to afford gifts when bills need to be payed

  3. NormaJane says:

    Good suggestions! Holiday stress is already hitting as we plan who is going where, when. With a wedding, school and basement flood this year money is at a all time low. I like your making a list to prioritise what is important. I will be starting that list now 🙂

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    One definitely needs to be on one’s toes come Christmas so it’s important to try to stay healthy and put the stress to one side. I like your suggestions luckily I’m pretty laid back, especially now that I don’t have to do all the work 🙂

  5. Darlene Schuller says:

    Christmas can be as stressful as it is exciting!!

  6. Chandra O'Connor says:

    everyone around me has a cough and cold I am keeping my fingers crossed I dont catch any of it.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ve not even given Christmas shopping a thought as yet and I do find it gets more and more difficult as the years go by.

  8. I like to keep working out, helps to keep stress levels down during the holiday season. Also pay a little more attention to hand washing at this time of the year. Hubby always carries some disinfectant gel & rubs it onto shopping cart handles ( and his own hands afterwards) when we go shopping.

  9. im always doing exercise

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