5 Solutions to Common Holiday Season Health Woes

Holiday Season Health Woes

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Your Halloween decorations are down and it’s time to jump headfirst into winter holiday mode.

I may not be putting up my holiday decorations yet but you can bet your bottom dollar that I am sourcing out where I stored them last year so that when the time does come we can easily take the decor from ‘Fabulous Fall’ to a ‘Winter Wonderland’. While it may seem early, get-togethers with friends and family will soon start filling up your calendar.

5 Solutions to Common Holiday Season Health Woes

Before you’re swept up in the momentum of holiday festivities, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what’s important – like family, friends, and also our health. There are many pitfalls that tend to hit us this time of year that can put our holiday bliss at risk.

Here are some common holiday health traps to watch out for and solutions to help you stay on track.

When stress puts a damper on your holiday spirit

In a 2006 US-based survey, 61 per cent of respondents reported feeling often or sometimes stressed during the holidays. Whether it’s from hosting events, money worries or family conflicts, there’s a lot on our plates this time of year. 

This year has seemed like a whirlwind of stress for me. Mortgage renewals, serious home repairs, and a family member who is having health issues have all put a damper on the first 3 quarters of the year. One-by-one those issues resolved themselves but not without first making me worry so much I got a grey hair. 

Solution: Create a holiday to-do list and think about which items are the most important to you. Be realistic about what you and your family can handle and consider letting go of the lower priority items. Eating right, sleeping, exercise, and doing things you enjoy can all help you to de-stress this season.

Holiday Season Health Woes

When your nose is as itchy as a sweater from Grandma

This season is full of unexpected allergens that can have you sniffling. Fall leaves, grandma’s cats and even mold from Christmas trees or pulling out dusty ornaments can trigger an allergic reaction.

Solution: This year, make sure you have an allergy solution on hand. Consider Claritin®  as  an option – it relieves your symptoms from dust, pets and mold.

Holiday Season Health Woes

When shopping is a pain in the neck (and back!)

Holiday shopping isn’t just hard on your wallet, it can be hard on your body too. All that walking can feel like a marathon. Lugging heavy bags and packages can strain your back and joints and leave your feet sore. Don’t be surprised if you wake up the day after a long shopping trip feeling like you’ve had an epic workout session.


The holidays are too busy to let pain hold you back. Frequent mall walkers know the secret to comfortable toes is Dr. Scholl’s®. Dr. Scholl’s® Back Pain Relief Orthotics cushion and absorb shock to help evenly distribute your body weight. If it’s your back that’s bothering you, try ASPIRIN® to help you get right back into action. ASPIRIN® is a great multipurpose product to keep around for those pesky holiday headaches, joint pain and even fever from cold and flu.

5 Solutions to Common Holiday Season Health Woes

How do you prepare for holiday season health woes?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Darren Scrubb
    November 18, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Important solutions I will keep in order so I will not lose my Holiday spirit.

  2. CalviN F.
    November 19, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Good tips! Tackle the season woes and have fun with the great stuff the holiday has to offer

  3. Lynda Cook
    November 21, 2017 / 7:39 am

    Great post and great products to help us feel better!

  4. Susan T
    November 21, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Very helpful!

  5. Carole
    November 22, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    These are great product for allergies, I have allergies and doesn’t take much to trigger.

  6. kristen visser
    November 24, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I am pretty good! not going to lie, I am one of those super happy, festive, Christmas people lol. This time of year is when I am at my happiest and best BUT I do make sure to take a daily vitamin and try to get enough rest! its easy for me to get side tracked and stay up to late and suffer from lack of sleep

  7. jan
    November 25, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I have found that Claritin is the one allergy med that truly works for me.

  8. lori galbraith
    November 27, 2017 / 6:53 am

    I lists and breaking things down. They really help with my stress.

  9. Lynda Cook
    November 27, 2017 / 8:14 am

    My biggest this time of year is stress, how am I going to be able to buy gifts and pay bills, and because I stress so much I end up getting sick and my lips start to crack in the corner which is caused from stress, I love Christmas I just don’t like how much it costs

  10. Sarah Letendre
    November 29, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Great little tips . I stress a lot over the holidays and I have always tried to tackle it all … maybe listing by priority will help me

  11. Mike Gismondi
    December 2, 2017 / 1:36 am

    There’s some great information here!

  12. Alison Braidwood
    December 2, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I try not to overschedule at Christmas. Why make extra stress if it’s not necessary. Saying no to the odd party or event can make the difference between enjoying the season, or not.

  13. Tannis W
    December 23, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Yes!! Be realistic about your holiday plans and let go of not so important commitments!

    January 1, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Good Tips, I did much less this year, less baking, less cleaning and no one noticed. Less stress for mr

    January 7, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    great tips and I often buy Dr. Scholl’s products, find them very reliable.

  16. Calvin
    February 21, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Some nice tips to go by when the season comes

  17. kathy downey
    June 21, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Lots of great tips,thanks !

  18. Tammi L.
    January 16, 2019 / 9:17 am

    I like your list idea, but I would have to hide if from my husband – he would reduce it to about 10%, lol. He thinks that I stress myself out for no reason and half of the stuff we do for holidays are so ridiculous and such a waste of money. If you could see me you’d see eyes rolling. LOL