The overlap of the freezing cold and flu season with the Christmas holiday season can make it remain balanced and healthy as you go to parties and get together with family and friends. Getting a flu shot is vital, but other precautionary measure can also decrease your risk of getting sick or of spreading illness to others. Here are some simple tips for a balanced healthy holiday seasons: When you coughing or sneezing, do it in your sleeve or the inside of your sweater/jacket or coat. That will decrease the spread of viruses to those nearby. Wash your hands consistently and always after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose. Use the air hug or false peck on the cheek in spite of a hug on the lips when greeting family and friends. Always use offering spoons or forks never your fingers and to put food on your menu plate. If you are hosting a party, be sure to provide a plenty of serving utensils and give people with alternatives to reaching into bowls, such as making individual servings. Find innovative ways to customize serving cups so that individuals don?t accidentally mix them up. Don?t provide beverages in their original containers because people might get puzzled about which bottle or can belong to them. Carry hand cleaner with you and use it before you eat any food or touch your face, for the most part of your nose and mouth. This will help to secure you against infections/viruses you may have found from doorknobs, shopping cart handles, handrails, shoes and faucets. When you go to spiritual/religious services, try to stay away for three to six feet from others and never share the communion wine goblet. Instead of shaking hands and embracing/hugging, use a gracious wave or elbow tap to greet others. Make sure you get sufficient sleep, which is vital for keeping your immune process powerful. If you develop a freezing cold or flu, stay at home until you feel better.