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Sunday, December 4, 2016

How To Keep Your Family Happy, Safe and Healthy This Christmas



At the most magical time of year, what do you look forwards to the most? Is it the time off spent with family, the beautiful food or the cheer? Likelihood is, all of it. But it’s the emphasis placed on loved ones and thankfulness that infects us the most.


So, as the Holidays get into full swing, it’s a good idea to think about your family’s safety and health, along with their happiness. The festive period is full of so much excitement, but it’s also important to ensure that everyone enjoys it as their healthiest self.

Happy

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First of all, you will always want to do your best to keep the entire family happy, and that’s never up for debate. But, during the Holidays, you can tend to stick to the same old traditions. Whether that’s going out to visit family, get together and share meals or enjoy some of the winter season’s best activities, it’s not always easy to introduce something new. If you’d love to shake things up but you’re stuck for ideas this year, there are plenty of options to choose from that are guaranteed to make your family happy.


Days out around the country can add a more intense level excitement to the holiday period. Not only are you spending time in some crazily festive locations, but you’re getting out, seeing sights and introducing your family to new and exciting things.


Volunteering is another great way to feel thankful and spread joy during the holiday season. Whether that be in a soup kitchen, by providing gifts for underprivileged children or helping out at a local animal shelter. Your efforts will make the world of difference to somebody else’s life, and there’s no greater feeling than giving back.



Safe

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Feeling safe and secure if your family home is important throughout the year. But, during the holidays, there are definitely a lot more risks than the rest of the year. One of your top priorities for the holidays is to be extra safe and ensure that your family is too. With these added pressures, there are a few easy tips to follow to make sure they don’t get on top of you, or forgotten about.

Your house is likely to be lit up this time of year. If so, make sure you’re safe and not sorry. Turn off the lights when you go up to bed and never link extensions cords.


Pick up a fresh cut tree. They’re less flammable, but it’s still a good idea to keep them away from candles and open fires.


Ensure that your car is fully equipped for any icy conditions that may arise. Will your engine be already? How are your tyres doing? And remember to ensure that the right child seats are fitted at all times. Visit sites like Babyseats Reviews Facebook page to find the right styles for you.


And finally, be sure to test your fire alarms - it’s better to be safe!



Healthy

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And finally, make sure to focus on the holistic health of your family this season. It’s something you’ve probably gotten excellent at by now, but during the Holidays it’s more important to keep it up.


  • Just like you care about your family’s oral health all year round, it’s just as important during the holidays - especially if a chocolate indulgence is about to go down.
  • Good food comes alive during the festive season. But along with the rich ingredients and fats, make sure to introduce healthy alternatives and snacks too.
  • It’s easy to want to sit back and relax for the entire Holiday season, but staying active is a much better way to combat the winter slump. Get outside, run, play sports and have fun as a family!
Until next time...


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