young woman sitting on couch with blanket taking temperature trying to stay healthy during the holiday season

You may have noticed that you and the people you care about seem to come down with a cold, flu, or sickness more often during the winter or holiday months. Why is this? There are a number of reasons why people seem to get sicker during the holiday season. You are spending more time indoors, in a confined space, which means germs have an easier time of spreading. If people are not taking care of themselves by prepping for cold weather, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and staying hydrated, they can also run the risk of catching a cold, flu, or other sickness during the winter. Here are some of our recommended tips for staying healthy during the holiday season so you can safely spend them with the people you love. 

Mange Stress

The holidays can be an incredibly fun time, but it can also be stressful for some people. Staying healthy during the holiday season doesn’t mean just physically, it can also mean mentally. Taking care of your mental health is just as important. Make sure you are not overwhelming yourself with too much to do, take some time to relax, and practice a little self-care whenever you can. Self-care can be getting a massage, meditation, taking a bath, and more. 


Just like any time of the year, it’s important to always disinfect your home, office, and even yourself by washing your hands. Washing your hands and cleaning up your spaces can help get rid of unwanted germs and bacteria. It is especially important to stay clean and disinfected during the winter months when people are indoors most of the time. 


While we all tend to stay couped up indoors during the winter colder months, it’s extremely important to maintain an exercise routine. We also tend to eat delicious food at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s which if not exercising properly will be hard to burn off. Going for a walk, doing an at-home workout, or going to an indoor gym are all ways you can add exercise into your weekly schedule to help you stay fit and healthy during the holiday season. 

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is extremely important to your body. Without proper sleeping habits your body can suffer and become susceptible to getting sick. Maintain a solid sleep schedule of 8 hours a night and practice positive sleeping habits such as turning off technology before falling asleep and avoid eating or drinking late at night.