Sick Away From Home? Here Is What You Should Do

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving next week and more holidays in the coming month, many of us will be traveling to spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, long car rides, airplane trips, and holiday activities can tire us, run us down, and make us sick. Plus being around all those fellow travelers, family and friends can lead to an easy spread of germs. So, what should you do if you get sick away from home?

Call your doctor. He or she can help you decide the best course of action and whether you need to see a physician where you are currently staying or if it can wait until you get back home and can see your own doctor.

When possible, call the doctor before or after the holiday. If Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or any other holiday is coming up and you feel the first signs of illness, go ahead and call your doctor now. It could be harder to reach a doctor on the holiday or the eve of the holiday when the office is closed but your illness is in full force. Calling your doctor early could prevent a costly holiday trip to the emergency room or urgent care.

Remember, too, that illness may begin before for you travel. Prior to leaving, assess how you are feeling and take action. Do you need to see your doctor? Do you need an antibiotic? Is your child getting an ear infection? Address any concerns before you leave so you’ll be prepared while away from home. And make sure to bring your doctor’s contact information with you.

Getting sick can ruin your holiday and while it may be unavoidable, being aware and having a plan can make handling illness on the road easier.


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6 Ways to Bounce Back After the Holidays

Festive fit blonde holding dumbbells against blurry christmas trI don’t know about you, but I have been off of my regular routine for over a month. Between Thanksgiving, holiday parties and Christmas feasts I’m feeling sluggish and out of shape. Today, I’m sharing 6 ways to bounce back after the holidays and leave feeling amazing going in to the New Year!

Get moving
If you’ve been slacking on your regular exercise routine it’s time to get back in the game. One of the best ways to start feeling back to normal is to get moving and break a sweat. It can be hard to get to the gym around the holidays but the excuses are over. It’s just 30 minutes a day. When your clothes start to fit better you’ll feel more like yourself.

Cut sugar
After indulging on cookies and other desserts these past few months your body is on sugar overload. We all know that refined sugar contributes to being overweight and bloating. This will help you lose those added holiday pounds in no time.

Drink more water
Water helps to flush out toxins. It will also give your skin that sun-kissed glow!

Strive to put your Christmas decorations away ASAP. Having your tree up and decorations all around the house makes it feel cramped and cluttered.

Go for a walk
Getting outside and feeling the fresh air will make you feel better instantly. Plus, it will help burn off those extra pounds.

Laughrer is the best medicine. And it will get your core muscles working. Hello abs!

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Wishing You Happy, Healthy Holidays

Lori-Ann and GirlsWe are going to pause the healthcare talk today. Wherever you are, whatever you are celebrating, I wish you a happy, healthy holiday season. Enjoy your time with friends and loved ones.

As you bustle about with travel or cooking or last-minute shopping, remember to find a quiet moment to breathe and put your feet up.

From my family to yours, Happy Holidays.

Wishing you the best in health,