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Top Tips from NY Doctors to Stay Healthy This Season

As the cold snap draws in on New York, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your health. Regular checkups at a New York doctor and wrapping up warm against the big freeze suddenly become imperative as the dark nights draw in.

You may be busy with mince pies and stuffing the turkey but don’t neglect your health at a time when you need to be more vigilant than ever. We have some top tips to keep your health in shape this season.

Get a Flu Shot
This is the time of year when the flu can spread like wildfire. There’s nothing worse than being off your feet come Christmas. As influenza is an airborne disease it is highly contagious. The only way to ensure you stay out of bed this season is to get down to your local New York doctors and book in for you flu jab today! Avoid other illnesses by ensuring you stock up on your vitamins and wash your hands regularly after shaking hands, touching door knobs and being vigilant of how diseases can spread. If you’re having a get together keep tissues on hand in case your guests suffer a sudden sneezing fit.

Clear out your System
In a season of abundance you can soon start to feel sluggish after all that food and alcohol. Why not take the time to detoxify your system to get your body feeling good again. By simply skipping the alcohol and chocolate and adding an extra portion of veggies to your Christmas feast you could be feeling healthier in no time. If you do feel the urge to splurge try not to overeat and try to keep alcohol to a minimum!

Lift Your Spirits
With the long dark hours and seemingly endless nights the winter can take its toll on your mind. This is especially true if you find yourself going to work and coming home in the dark. It’s a well known fact that we need sunlight to function well as human beings; all that vitamin D has a positive effect on our mental health. In winter the sunlight drops and can leave us feeling down in the dumps. Whilst it can be all too easy to stay tucked up in bed it’s vital to get outdoors as much as possible during the winter. Fresh air and exercise does wonders for your mental health. It’s also important to keep yourself feeling chipper in any way you can. Whether it be seeing friends, curling up with a book or going for a long walk in Central park take the time to make yourself happy this season.