Let’s call off all of the tricks this season. According to the CDC, here are seven steps to help you get through the Halloween season:
1.) Start Moving: Between sweets and treats, take time to walk around the neighborhood with your children and hit the gym!
According to the site, “Regular physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers, improve mental health and mood, and increase your chance of living longer.”
2.) Watch Your Diet: Make sure that you and your kids aren’t filling up on too many sweets this season. Have some healthy alternatives on hand including fruits and veggies which are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
3.) Keep Your Biters Healthy:
According to the CDC, “Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.”
4.) Trick or Treat Safely: Make sure to take precautions to stay safe while trick or treating Halloween night.
5.) Scare Away the Flu: Wash your hands frequently and consider the flu vaccine.
6.) Don’t Be a Zombie: Get plenty of sleep. Adults need 7-8 hours a night for proper rest
7.) Be Spooked by Smoking: Commit to quit smoking as smoking harms every organ in the body.
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