Celebrating the holidays in 2020 will look different than most seasons as we all work to reduce the spread of illness and increase the spread of cheer, gratitude and good health. The CDC is offering considerations to protect individuals and their families, friends and communities for fall and winter holiday celebrations to lower risk. If you are planning a holiday gathering, consider these factors from the CDC together and individually:
Community levels of COVID-19 at the gathering location as well as where attendees are coming from.
Location of the gathering. Outdoor gatherings pose less risk than indoor.
The size of group as more people pose more risk.
Behaviors of attendees. Adhering to social distancing, such as mask wearing and hand washing before and during the gathering pose less risk than where fewer preventive measure are being implemented.
One way to encourage a healthy holiday spirit is to gather friends, families and co-workers virtually for a well-being challenge. Inspired Perspectives offers over 40 well-being challenges including these select challenges that are perfect for staying healthy, happy and grateful through the holiday season:
Oh What Fun Healthy Holiday – Physical Activity/ Steps Challenge
Track physical activity while taking a virtual journey to famous holiday places from the first Thanksgiving Day Football Game to The Home Alone House and even visit the Griswolds!
Maintain Don’t Gain – Healthy Weight Challenge
Earn points for maintaining or losing weight while staying healthy through the holidays. Limit sugary treats and alcohol while getting quality sleep, exercise and filling up on wholesome fruits and vegetables.
Good Things, A Gratitude Challenge
Noting daily what you are grateful for helps to lower stress, feel calmer and focus on what really matters.
Kindness for the Holidays
You can be the reason for everyone’s cheer in this acts of kindness challenge!
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