Tips for Healthy, Happy Holidays from South Tampa Immediate Care

holiday-articleThe holidays are full of food, fun, family, and lots of good cheer. And while the many special occasions that take place throughout the holiday season are a great way to connect with old friends, exchange gifts, and share laughs, these gatherings can also contribute to the spread of common seasonal illnesses.

By following a few simple recommendations from the doctors at South Tampa Immediate Care, you can reduce your risk of contracting the flu, a cold, or other airborne or food-borne illnesses that may threaten to spoil the festivities.

  • Buoy your immune system by getting plenty of rest, eating healthy foods, taking a multivitamin, and partaking in regular exercise.
  • As you do your holiday shopping, baking, and gift giving, wash your hands as often as possible and avoid touching your nose, eyes, mouth, or ears.
  • At holiday parties, be careful of communal food that others may have touched. Also, avoid foods like dairy or meats that may have been sitting out for long periods of time.
  • Even in Florida, the evening temperatures can drop this time of year. Be sure to dress warmly and layer your clothes.

If you do start feeling under the weather while under the mistletoe, stop by South Tampa Immediate Care for fast diagnosis and treatment so that you don’t miss a moment of the holidays. Our conveniently located walk-in clinic in Tampa is available to serve you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please feel free to contact us today to learn about our many services, or browse our full list of online health articles.