EPIC Insider - Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

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November 27, 2018

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Safe Holiday

Are you heading home this holiday season?

The holidays are a great time of year to visit family and friends. Much like yourself, millions of people across the globe will take flights to visit loved ones and spread holiday cheer. Unfortunately, these activities can also increase the spread of germs that cause illness. Be sure to cover your mouth and wash your hands.

Staying healthy this holiday also means dressing warm and staying dry, because cold temperatures can cause serious health problems.

In addition, the holidays can be stressful and take a toll on your mental health. You can manage your stress by maintaining a healthy work-life balance and also keeping commitments and holiday spending in check.

This season, whether you’re traveling across town or around the world, help ensure your trip is safe. Don’t drink and drive, and don’t let someone else drink and drive.

Click to learn more simple steps you can take to improve your chances of staying healthy while on-the-go this season:

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Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips


The holidays are a time to spread cheer not germs.

In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Getting a flu vaccine is the most important step you can take to protect yourself from flu viruses and their potentially serious complications. If you haven’t received a flu vaccine yet this season, it’s not too late! CDC expects the number of flu cases to grow in the coming weeks, including over the holidays when many people travel and visit with family and friends. After you get vaccinated, your body will take about 2 weeks to develop antibodies that protect against flu. So, the sooner you get vaccinated, the more likely you are to be protected when flu becomes more active in your community.  

Click here to find out more about preventive action steps you can take against the flu.

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