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Summer Survival

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It always seems the Holiday Season approaches faster and faster every year, and this can stress us. If you feel this, you are not alone and fortunately there are things we all can do to reduce stressors and make the holidays a fun and relaxing time for all. Especially if you’re heading away, whether it’s a day trip or a well-earned vacation away, make sure you’re not caught off guard this summer.

Pace Yourself

When it comes to shopping and social commitments, the message is clear: Christmas is not a race – slow down, take deep breaths and plan ahead. Rushing could have significant short and long-term effects on people’s health. So, planning ahead, whittling down the wish list and starting sooner could save your heart and your head. If you do find the Holiday season getting too much Rescue Remedy Drops are a natural stress relief and have been used successfully on stressful days where we suffer from impatience, tension and pressure.

Prepare Food Properly

Hot weather, unwashed hands, uncovered food and cross-contamination combined can make you really sick. To avoid giving people the unpleasant gift of food poisoning, follow the protocol: Clean,Cook, Cover, Chill and Separate strategy.

Limit Fat and Sugar

Standing next to the nibbles table while downing cocktails and spirits is the surest way to rack up the Christmas calories, “Don’t be a squirrel, move away from the table or you will nibble,” Eating breakfast and small meals combining complex carbohydrates and protein before a Christmas party will keep the urge to overindulge at bay.

Keep Moving

Plan activity into your day and set aside 20 minutes every day for structured exercise. Just be active and do something different to keep it interesting. People should do their best and be realistic about what is achievable according to their fitness levels.

Manage Expectations

A lack of communication, unrealistic family expectations and money worries often combine to bring a negative charge to celebrations. It’s important to think about how you want other people to see you and not to let their expectations derail you. Try to stay centred as much as possible.

Go Easy on the Alcohol

Apart from the extra calories, drinking in excess over the festive season can add fuel to strained relationships, impair judgment and add to fatigue, with some far-reaching health consequences.

Get Enough Sleep

It seems the old rule of thumb – eight hours a night – is an ideal amount of sleep for a healthy life and can be crucial during the busy festive season. Those sleeping six hours or less have a severely restricted wellbeing. SleepDrops For Adults 50ml are a gentle but effective formulation to support healthy good quality sleep. They help to assist the body to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake refreshed

Keep On Top of Your Medication

Take into account that it is a busy time for all so check your prescriptions are up to date or if they need to be filled and allow enough time to do so.

Plan, Pack, and Double Check

Before you head away ensure you have everything. Be well prepared for anything with our handy checklist:

  • Prescription Medication. Make sure you have packed any medication you are currently taking or may need.
  • Hayfever medication. Such as Telfast, an antihistamine that provides effective relief from the symptoms of hayfever, allergies, itchy skin/rash and has a nasal decongestant for a blocked nose.

    Or a 24 hour Allergy & Hayfever nasal spray like Flixonase which provides effective relief from all the major symptoms of airborne allergies including hayfever.

  • Travel sickness medication. Sea legs tablets offer prevention of travel sickness whether travelling by car, plane, boat or bus. Or take them for relief when you feel sickness coming on.
  • Wet wipes are always handy to wipe up any messes or spills.
  • Hand sanitiser.
  • First aid kit. A crucial item to always have on hand, your first aid kit should include items such as plasters, antiseptic cream, dressings, gloves and more.
  • Insect repellent and bite/sting cream. Repellents offer long lasting protection for the family and in case of any bites or stings it pays to have a cream on hand like Anthisan to minimise the pain, inflammation and itching.
  • Sunscreen+lip balm with spf. Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap when outdoors, and that includes keeping your lips protected with Dermal Therapy Lip Balm SPF50+.
  • Aloe vera/after sun. Remember to replenish your skin after a long day in the sun as sun-drenched skin needs moisture.
  • Toiletries. Such as toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap and deodorant.
  • Nail scissors and clippers.
  • Reading and sunglasses.
  • Snacks.
  • Torch with batteries.
  • Hats for the whole family.
  • Road trip playlists. Everyone needs some singing added to their Summer getaway!
  • Travel games and activities to entertain kids.
  • A good book.

 


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