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Christmas is coming – it’s coming up so fast! Pretty soon your calendar is going to be full of parties, dinners and time with family and friends. It’s easy to get caught up in the all the “stuff” that comes with the season and lose track of the things that really matter – like our health. There are many things that can get in the way and put our holiday bliss at risk.

Here’s what to watch for and some tips to help you stay on track:

Don’t Let Stress Burn Out Your Holiday Lights

In a 2006 US-based survey, 61 per cent of respondents reported feeling often or sometimes stressed during the holidays. Whether it’s from hosting events, money worries or family conflicts, there’s a lot on our plates this time of year. Add to that shuttling kids around all over the place, it can be a lot.

Solution: Get organized! Create a holiday to-do list and prioritize. Be realistic about what you can get done and what you can let go. Also, set yourself up for success. Eating right, sleeping, exercise, and doing things you enjoy can all help you to de-stress this season.

When your nose is as itchy as a sweater from Grandma

Allergens are everywhere this season. Fall leaves, grandma’s cats and even mold from Christmas trees or pulling out dusty ornaments can trigger an allergic reaction – achoo!

Solution: B prepared and make sure you have an allergy solution on hand. Consider Claritin® as an option – it relieves your symptoms from dust, pets and mold.

When shopping is a pain in the neck (and back!)

Getting ready for Christmas can be such a work out. It isn’t just hard on your wallet, it can be hard on your muscles. All that walking can feel like a marathon – and walking is exercise. Lugging heavy bags and carrying packages can strain your back and joints and leave your feet sore. Don’t be surprised if you wake up the day after a long shopping trip feeling like you’ve had an epic workout session – let’s face it, you have! Make sure you stay hydrated!


The holidays are too busy to let pain hold you back. Seasoned shoppers know the secret to comfortable toes is Dr. Scholl’s®. Dr. Scholl’s® Back Pain Relief Orthotics cushion and absorb shock to help evenly distribute your body weight. If it’s your back that’s bothering you, try ASPIRIN® to help you get right back into action. ASPIRIN® is a great multipurpose product to keep around for those pesky holiday headaches, joint pain and even fever from cold and flu.

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.