Fever, cough, colds, the flu, why does it feel like everyone is sick right now? Even though we’re on our third ‘post-covid holiday’, there’s still so much going around that can make staying home seem like the best option. This early rush of winter illnesses can make navigating the holiday season even more complicated. Here are some tips from our expert team that can help you prioritize your wellness and enjoy all the holiday season offers.
Holiday party foods, cocktails, and cookies are all part of what makes December the most wonderful time of the year. Even though it’s ok to treat yourself every once in a while, it’s important to focus on proper nutrition every month of the year. “ Sugar produces the “feel good” neurotransmitters that temporarily boost our
energy levels and enhance our mood, said Amanda Zapata, PA-C. Refined sugar can cause brain inflammation, cognitive decline, and a number of other health problems.”
Find More Ways To Move
Shorter days, increased periods of darkness, and cooler temperatures can zap motivation. Instead of getting overwhelmed by starting a new workout plan, focus on quick, manageable goals that get you moving. For example, go for a walk on your lunch break—practice yoga before bed. Find ways to incorporate movement into your day to benefit your mental and physical health.
Telemedicine gained popularity during covid, and now it’s here to stay! From convenience to accessibility, Telemedicine has many benefits that help people prioritize their health and wellness from the comfort and safety of their homes. Check with your medical providers to see if Telemedicine is an option for your next appointment so you can stay home and stay healthy.
Protect Your Mental Health
We know how busy this time of year can be for you and your family. But, despite the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s essential to make time for your mental health. At bonmente, we offer technology-forward psychiatric care for all mental health conditions. Our providers will develop a treatment plan uniquely customized just for you. Now you can receive care from your home with convenient appointments that work with your schedule.
Reach out to our team today to put together a plan that can enhance your mood this holiday season and beyond.