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Gratitude for Your Health

Gratitude for Your Health

2020 has brought upon us changes to our day to day life. With over 246,000 deaths and many more suffering from coronavirus, Thanksgiving has made us more aware than ever of the gift of good health. 

Maintaining your health through working out and eating well are essential. With the number of cases rising, continuing to stick with good habits is important. The World Health Organization recommends being active for at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise and at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity for adults over 18. If you are unsure of what to do, Healthline has compiled 30 exercise moves to incorporate into your work out. The American Society of Nutrition has information about saying fit and healthy during a pandemic. 

Eating healthy can be difficult, especially during times of stress and throughout the holidays. The World Health Organization has compiled healthy eating tips. Some of their recommendations include limiting salt and sugar intake as well as eating fats and oils in moderation. Drinking water is also essential to maintaining health. This CDC article includes the benefits of water and tips to drink more water. Additionally, limiting alcohol consumption is important.

Consider many factors including local COVID transmission and limiting attendance for Thanksgiving. Think about having a virtual Thanksgiving over virtual meetings or outside. To continue staying safe, make sure to continue following CDC recommendations if meeting in person this Thanksgiving. If getting together with friends or family, make sure to constantly adhere to guidelines before gathering with others. Encourage mask wearing, staying 6 feet apart, and handwashing at the event. 

In addition to our health, we, at Cold FAid, are grateful to be a part of such a caring team devoted to keeping others helpful. We are also thankful for all the support from our customers! From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving! 


Thank You, Veterans

Thank You, Veterans

Veterans Day is on November 11th. Please take time to honor Veterans and their families. Use this day to say ‘thank you’.  

Memorial Day and Veterans Day can be confused by some Americans. The Department of Defense clears up some common misconceptions about Veterans Day. Memorial Day provides us with an opportunity to honor those who have lost their lives serving our country, while Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank living military members. Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, the day World War I ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1954, Congress changed the declaration from Armistice day to Veterans Day to honor all veterans from World War II and the Korean War. After debate over when to celebrate it, President Gerald Ford signed a law making November 11 a federal holiday, Veterans Day. 

Honoring Veterans while following CDC guidelines may be different than other years. Here are some suggestions for ways to celebrate veterans. MilitaryBenefits.info has compiled a list of in person and virtual events happening to honor veterans. Recognize and listen to veterans. With permission, help to share their story. Support veterans families to thank them for their commitment through a social distant get together, gifts, or recognition. Volunteering for veterans service organizations also supports service members and their families. There is no shortage of positive organizations making a difference in their lives. If you are a veteran or active duty member, here are discounts and deals compiled by Military.com.

We, at Cold FAid, want to thank all veteran and active duty members for their service. Your bravery has continued to support freedoms and liberties in the United States. We are grateful to you for your sacrifices and dedication to our country.  

Safely Celebrating the Holidays

Safely Celebrating the Holidays

With witches, warlocks, and bats running amuck, the number of Coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates are increasing as well. This New York Times article states ‘Coronavirus fatigue’, universities, and events as a major source for transmission. While aspects may look different than last year, continuing to celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos is important.

The CDC Holiday guidance outlines low, medium and high risk activities. Trick or treating is deemed a high risk, especially in areas of high ongoing community spread. The NY Times discusses the major concern with trick or treating is face to face contact. Good Housekeeping advises leaving candy in a bowl outside or individually wrapped bags. Suggestions include recommending children wear gloves, a mask, and have quick access to hand sanitizer. If one is trick or treating, make sure to stay in your same neighborhood and only travel with a small group. While trick or treating falls under high risk, there are many other fun filled tasks that would continue the Halloween festivities. The CDC recommends carving pumpkins, decorating your living space, Halloween-themed scavenger hunts, movie nights, and virtual costume contests. This article from Good Housekeeping offers other ideas for a socially distant Halloween celebration. 

Dia de los Muertos, or day of the dead, is a holiday in which respects are paid by the living to the dead. The CDC recommends having celebrations with your household, decorating altars and masks, and making traditional recipes for others. Virtual celebrations are also recommended. Outdoor gatherings and visiting graves of loved ones offer a moderate risk. If hosting an outdoor gathering, check out this resource from the CDC with precautions to keep others safe. High risk activities include having large, indoor celebrations. 

While holidays provide something to look forward to, make sure to continue to stay alert and proactive to limit the spread of coronavirus in your community. Here, at Cold FAid, we wish you a happy and healthy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos!