The holiday season can be a great time to gather with friends and family, but it can also usher in some less than desirable health concerns. A combination of cold weather, sick people, and busy schedules can lead to a month full of runny noses and headaches if you’re not careful. Here are four holiday health tips to keep you on your feet this season.
Getting a good night’s rest may sound like a cliché, but it’s extremely important advice. Sleep isn’t just a time when we shut down and recharge – far from it. Our body is very active while we sleep, as it processes memories and restores our bodies through critical functions.
With advancing age, bones can become weaker resulting in fractures. For a year after a hip fracture, 50% of patients will have problems ambulating (fancy way of saying to move from one place to another), 25% will require long-term care placement and 20% will die.