Don’t fall for holiday hazards.

Follow these tips for staying healthy and safe this holiday season.

posted November 21, 2018

It's easy to go overboard during the holidays—whether it's over-scheduling, over-indulging, or over-the-top decorating.

Stress, calories, and safety hazards tend to pile up this time of year.

Here are some seasonal tips for staying healthy and safe at work and at home:

Deck the halls and prevent falls. Use a ladder—not a chair, bucket, or box—to hang lights, top the tree, or adorn that 10-foot-tall snow person. Secure the ladder's feet on a firm, level surface. Never step on the top step or cap of a self-supporting ladder. If you're working on the roof, make sure the ladder extends 3 feet above your access point. And work with a buddy—elf or otherwise.

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Let it snow and let stress go.

Be merry and eat healthy. Offer nutritious options such as veggie dips and fruit platters at office potlucks and holiday parties. Eat a light, protein-packed snack beforehand, so you don't arrive starving. Use small plates, so you're not tempted to overindulge.

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Let it snow and let stress go. Increased workloads, financial worries, and other distractions can raise your risk of getting hurt or sick. A brisk walk in the fresh air, a stretching break at your desk, or a few calming breaths can help clear your mind and boost your body's defenses.

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Ready to spot more holiday hazards? Watch these 360-degree videos and see how many you can identify at work and at home.


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