Experts warn of 10 biggest Christmas health risks with vigilance recommended

Overindulgence in Food and Alcohol: Excessive eating and drinking can lead to weight gain, digestive issues, and increased risk of alcohol-related incidents.

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Holiday Stress: The pressure to create a perfect holiday experience can contribute to stress and anxiety. Prioritize self-care, manage expectations, and delegate tasks to reduce stress levels.

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Travel-Related Issues: Whether driving long distances or flying, travel during the holiday season can pose health risks. Be cautious of road safety

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Winter Weather Hazards: Cold weather can lead to slips, trips, and falls. Dress warmly, wear appropriate footwear, and be cautious of icy or slippery surfaces.

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Respiratory Infections: Large gatherings and close contact with others increase the risk of respiratory infections. Practice good hygiene, wash hands frequently, and consider getting vaccinated against the flu.

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Christmas Tree Allergies: Real Christmas trees may harbor mold and allergens. Keep the tree well-watered and consider artificial trees if allergies are a concern.

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Decorating Injuries: Falling off ladders or tripping while decorating can lead to injuries. Take safety precautions, use stable equipment, and have someone assist you when needed.

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Food Poisoning: Improper food handling and storage can lead to foodborne illnesses. Practice safe food preparation, cooking, and storage to prevent food poisoning.

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Excessive Spending: Financial stress during the holidays can impact mental health. Set a budget, prioritize spending, and consider alternatives such as homemade gifts.

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Isolation and Loneliness: While the holidays are a time for celebration, some individuals may experience feelings of loneliness. Reach out to friends and family, and consider volunteering to connect with others.

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