Mom Helps: Stay Healthy Holiday Tips

HEALTHY LIVING  | 12.5.16  |  by Terra Wellington

The holidays can take their toll on even the healthiest person. From busy schedules to bad weather, there’s a lot that can bring us down this season. But with a few steps, it is easy to stay ahead of the challenges to come.  SMG has some healthy holiday tips to prevent the seasonal humbugs.

 Read on for healthy holiday tips for the whole family  

This post is sponsored by Zicam, Family Flora, Rogaine, and Humana.

Tips to Battle the Cold Virus Season

As more people go indoors and spend holiday time together, the cold virus typically spreads.  The CDC says the best preventive steps are to wash your hands often with soap and water, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

But if it happens and you feel a sniffle or throat tickle that might indicate signs of a cold, you can look to homeopathic Zicam Cold Remedy with its new ULTRA Berry Lemonade Crystals.  It shortens your cold when taken at the first sign of cold symptoms.  It’s portable and yummy, with convenient grab-and-go packets.  All to help you get back to what matters most this holiday season.


Strengthen Your Family’s Immune System

Scientific research says that overall good health and well-being begins in the gut or GI tract.  Taking probiotics can be especially useful as a tool to give the gut good bacteria and strengthen the immune system … especially during cold and flu season.

For help on this, you can look to Family Flora Daily Balance.  This is a probiotic that helps you keep your digestive tract healthy by giving you good bacteria.  The dual action formula also includes an organic prebiotic — to nourish the good bacteria.  It comes in a convenient neutral-tasting powder. That means no pills. Just mix into your morning smoothie or yogurt.


Winter Hair Helps and Holiday Self-Esteem

Dry winter hair can also be an issue.  Indoor winter heaters can zap the moisture out of your hair.  Here’s an SMG article on some of our favorite DIY natural oil treatments to give your hair that extra bit of moisture.

But maybe you, your friend, or mom has more than just dry winter hair and instead has hereditary hair loss, which is quite common and can happen all year round.  Your hair can be a real confidence booster, so luckily this common form of hair loss is treatable.

One solution you could add to your routine is Women’s ROGAINE 5% Minoxidil Foam.  It’s the first and only FDA-approved, once daily application for hair regrowth treatment for the scalp. And it comes in a beautiful bottle.


Check Out Wellness Rewards Programs

As the New Year comes, there are thoughts and plans on resolutions. But this year, focus on staying healthy all year round and check out motivating wellness programs to help keep you healthy.

365An example is Go365™, a Wellness and Rewards program by Humana. It launches January 1st.  It helps motivate you to make positive lifestyle changes by tracking simple wellness achievements. Members get rewarded for completing healthy activities with items like gift cards, movie tickets and compatible fitness devices. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just getting off the couch you can earn rewards for your hard work. Ask your employer about getting this wellness and rewards program as part of your benefits.