Easter is here again! Beyond attending church services, Easter offers all sorts of wonderful activities amongst friends, families and loved ones – from decoration to giftings, cooking, visiting families, travelling, and even having some indoor Easter parties.
However, it is easy to get carried away with the excitement and merriment of the holidays at the detriment of one’s safety and health. We must strive to make our domestic environment as healthy and safe as possible to prevent any form of infection or accidents. When it comes to the health of our families, especially for those with young children, it makes sense to know exactly what to do if these common scenarios do occur.
This Easter season, we urge you to stay health and safety conscious. Here are some tips to guide you all through the Easter holidays.
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN
Washing your hands is the first step to maintaining a healthy and safe Easter holiday. You know your hands will practically be in-charge of lots of activities this season. It’s a festive occasion and of course, you can’t help but carry beautiful babies, hug and shake friends when you see them in church, at home, as you visit or while attending any social gathering. While such gatherings are fun to be, it is pertinent to note that microorganisms like bacteria can easily spread.
KEEP A SAFE AND HYGIENIC ENVIRONMENT
Keeping your environment clean during festive periods like Easter, can be one big chore to deal with, especially because there may be families with little kids playing and littering your home, but you must do all you can. Also, be sure to keep sharp objects out of reach.
WATCH AND SUPERVISE THE KIDS
Children are at high risk for injuries during holidays as they jump and play within and outside the home. Kindly keep a watchful eye on them when they’re eating or playing, check around for preventable hazards before they go out to play.
Toddlers are especially more prone to choking objects like coins and battery. Ensure you check their mouth, nose and ears as these body openings are places where dangerous object are hidden. Take out unsafe tools and have the whole place properly cleaned up and disinfected.
Stress during Easter comes from preparations, down to cooking, decorating gift items, organizing parties and what have you. As you celebrate this Easter, we advise that you don’t work alone – delegate and share responsibilities with friends and family. Keep a relaxed and positive outlook, and make sure you get proper sleep at the end of the day.
During festive periods like Easter, families love travelling within and across the country to visit friends and relations. Remember not to drink and drive, and if someone else is going to drive, ensure that they don’t too. Also, note that seat belts are not there for fancy, but for your safety. Before hitting the road, wear a seat belt. As you do
this, don’t leave the kids behind, use a child safety seat to buckle your child in the chair or a seat belt that is appropriate for their height, weight, and age.
Use step stools instead of climbing on furniture when hanging decorations. Leave the fireworks to the professionals. Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle or skateboarding to help prevent head injuries. Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave fireplaces, stoves, or candles unattended.
HANDLE AND PREPARE FOOD SAFELY
Mums, as you prepare your Easter rice, we advise that you handle everything you do with care including frying of Easter chicken, meat, or fish. Uphold best kitchen safety and hygiene standards.
EAT HEALTHY, AND BE ACTIVE
With well-balanced and moderate consumption of food, you can be rest assured that you will be looking
healthier by the time the holiday is over. If you are going to be at a friend’s home, party, name it, just ensure you pick fresh fruits, healthy meals, stay off alcohol, and candies. And while at parties or at home, find fun by dancing to your favorite music this Easter. This will help you stay active before you resume activities after the Easter.
Don’t forget to help your family achieve the desired nutritional balance with the regular use of a very good multivitamin and mineral supplement like Astymin.
Astymin is a nutritional supplement specially formulated for adults and children. It is prepared with amino acids which help synthesizes protein for the body.
Your family may not enjoy the nutritional balance that provides all the needed vitamins and minerals in the foods you give them this Easter, however, giving them the recommended dosage of Astymin at recommended intervals every day will make up for the nutritional imbalance and improve overall health.
Happy Easter from Astymin!