During the Thanksgiving holiday, health care workers are often busy taking care of those who need it most. While many people use the time to relax and indulge in delicious food and family, Dr. Nidhi Kumar of CBS New York offers some travel health tips to help keep everyone safe and healthy during the holiday weekend.
With millions of Americans expected to travel this year, Dr. Kumar emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated and wearing a mask before heading out on your journey. She also encourages travelers to stay active during their travels by incorporating physical activity into their daily routine.
When it comes to the feast, Dr. Kumar advises caution when consuming salt and reminds people to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. She also suggests mindful drinking options for those looking to consume alcohol, such as sipping slowly or opting for non-alcoholic drinks like sparkling water or herbal tea.
Mental health is just as important during the holidays as physical health, which is why Dr. Kumar offers advice on how to maintain mental wellness through diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation techniques, and helping others. By following these tips and staying vigilant about your health during this time of year, you can ensure a happy and healthy Thanksgiving for all involved.
To hear more from Dr. Kumar about staying healthy during Thanksgiving and beyond, be sure to watch her full interview on CBS New York’s website or tune in live at your local station for more information!