Avoid Holiday Hazards

Keep your season cheery and bright with these health- and happiness-boosting tips!

Avoid Holiday Hazards

A lot can happen in 24 hours during the holidays. Between last-minute shopping or bustling to get to your relatives’ house, your health and happiness are at risk. Here are easy solutions to common winter problems that will keep your body and mind – as well as your holidays – cheery and bright.


Avoiding a hangover starts the moment you drink, but chances are if you’re at an office party or social gathering, you may not follow every drink with a glass of water.\r\n

\r\nThe Fixes
\r\nEat something: Eggs contain N-acetyl-cysteine, which gives your body antioxidants so that your liver can cleanse all the junk that’s left over.\r\n

\r\nHydrate as you go: Studies have shown drinking prickly pear juice within 5 hours of drinking alcohol can help, so try this virgin cocktail after your holiday shindig.\r\n

\r\nHydrate after you go: Sometimes water alone won’t do the trick. Nurses' secret remedy? Replenish your electrolytes with Pedialyte to rehydrate the morning after.

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