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Safely celebrating December Holidays

Safely celebrating December Holidays

 With December holidays right around the corner, for some, hope, promise, and celebration is in the air. While many commemorations will be happening this month, it is important that we continue to carry on with COVID-19 safety precautions when seeing others.


Shopping for friends and family

Giving gifts is one way to show someone you care. Stores will be bustling with holiday shoppers this December. When shopping this holiday season, choose to shop online. If you need to go into stores, make sure to wear your mask, to use hand sanitizer, and to stay 6 feet apart from other customers. In a year where small businesses have been significantly impacted by regulations to control coronavirus, support small and black owned businesses. Browse thousands of black-owned businesses using the Official Black Wall Street directory. At a time when seeing family members can be difficult, give the promise of time spent together. For example, for a parent of working adults, consider gifting paid time off to memories together some time in 2021. 


Gathering with loved ones 

While many cherish memories spent around the holidays, be weary of getting together with others. The number of coronavirus cases is rising by the day and most of the United States is a hot spot. Continue to limit the amount of exposure to others outside your household, especially when you are not wearing a mask. When hosting a gathering, take a look at these considerations from the CDC. Decisions regarding what is the safest option for yourself as well as friends and families. Be honest about your concerns if invited to an event during this unprecedented time. If you are experiencing stress this holiday season, explore the recommendations from the CDC regarding ways to cope. 


While many are experiencing pandemic fatigue, remember this silver lining: the end of coronavirus as a pandemic is in sight. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, stated on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that vaccines will likely be available to health care workers as well as residential care residents and staff by the end of December. Until then, continue to stay vigilant and safe this holiday season to protect yourself and loved ones. 


Happy Holidays from your Cold FAid® team!

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.