A change of season in Greenville is the perfect time to update and throw yourself into healthy routines and a happier life. What things do you do in the cold weather maintain a healthy and happy life in Greenville? Here are 7 tips we’ve put together for you and your family.
- Keep your kids active. Active kids are healthier kids. Even though it is getting darker sooner, look up simple games that your kids can play inside the house, like “school” or building a blanket fort! Here’s an ultimate guide for parents looking for indoor activities in Greenville.
- Make sure you and your family get the flu shot. Even though shots aren’t fun, you’ll be very thankful you got the shot when you don’t get the flu this winter. There’s also the option now to inhale the vaccine through your nostril, so there’s no excuses. Click the healthmap.org link and enter in “Greenville, SC” on the right-hand-side and it will pull up several places where you can easily and cost effectively get flu shots.
- Be safe and healthy this Halloween. Choose to give out healthy snacks for Halloween this year, and always remember to trick-or-treat in well lit, populated neighborhoods. If you are planning to go through a dimly lit neighborhood, bring a flashlight! Here are a list of fun-sounding costume parties for the grown-ups, and some cool family-friendly haunted houses in Greenville and the surrounding areas.
- Keep your batteries charged. With the colder weather comes the use of heaters, space heaters and fireplaces, change out the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
- Remember food safety! Food is important during the holidays, so remember to practice basic food safety actions like washing any surfaces or dishes that touch raw chicken… And remember to turn off the oven or stove top!
- Don’t drink and drive. If you are planning to have a cocktail at a holiday party, also plan to have a sober driver.
- Wash your hands. Washing hands is something that we all take for granted, but hands are one of the biggest ways germs and sickness are spread. Don’t just wash your palms, wash your finger and finger tips thoroughly.
We love our community and we enjoy spreading updates and reminders that we easily take for granted. Remember it’s the simple things that we overlook that can put us in a serious bind. Let’s roll into the season staying well.