As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans are preparing to travel and spend time with their loved ones. While Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and relaxation, for healthcare workers it can be one of the busiest days of the year. Dr. Nidhi Kumar, On Call for CBS New York, provides valuable travel health tips and advice for staying safe and healthy during the holiday weekend.
Dr. Kumar emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and staying active during travel. Additionally, she encourages travelers to set medication reminders to stay healthy. When it comes to the feast, Dr. Kumar warns about consuming too much salt and advises staying hydrated. She suggests being mindful of alcohol consumption and offers tips for alternative drinks.
Maintaining mental health during the holidays is also crucial according to Dr. Kumar. She provides advice on diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation techniques, and helping others to help you stay mentally healthy this holiday season. The CBS New York team invites viewers to watch Dr. Kumar’s full interview for more advice on staying healthy during the Thanksgiving holiday.
As you prepare for your holiday travels remember to take care of yourself both physically and mentally by following Dr. Kumar’s tips and advice!