16 Nov 2017

‘Twas A Month Before Christmas: Your Health Checklist

This November, we have decided to create an entire series of articles called “Twas A Month Before Christmas” in order to give you a sort of checklist of things to do and prepare for just before December comes in and take full control.

Health Checklist

For this article, we are going to provide you a basic health checklist of the things that you might want to look at before attending all those parties, spending all those all-nighters traveling, and doing all those eating. I don’t want to scare you, but hospital emergency rooms get pretty hectic too during this time of the year and I personally don’t want to spend my Christmas inside a hospital room. I bet you don’t want to as well. So let’s start!

Travel Insurance

First on the list is getting insurance. Are you protected when you’re traveling? Are you enrolled to health insurance plans? It’s better to be prepared for the inevitable just in case.

Overall Physical Checkup

Whether you’re generally healthy or not, it’s better to get a complete physical check-up before subjecting your body to all that stress, fatigue, and eating. It’s even more vital for you to get all your lab works done if you have a food-related ailment like diabetes or hypertension that might get triggered by all those delicious Christmas dinners!

Immunization

Going to a country famed for its mosquitoes? Then you might want to check with your doctor if you need any immunizations before going on your grand adventure!

First Aid Kit

Finally, if you’re going to throw all those parties right at your doorstep, then it’s better to have a reliable first-aid kit handy. Drinking and dancing might lead to broken glasses that could lead to someone getting a nasty cut. Drinking and kissing could lead to broken noses that could lead to bleeding. There are a LOT of things that could happen in the party of the century. After all, if nothing happens in your party, then well, I’m sorry buddy, that’s a pretty lame one.