As October comes to an end, and the holidays begin to approach, so do the decorations and fun recipes! If you have an ongoing tradition in your home where you set up a collection of decorations or always prepare the same sweet treats, make sure to maneuver yourself safely in your surroundings as you do so.
While many people talk about the holiday season being a time of indulging in sweets and treats, it actually promotes a more active schedule! Between attending your children and grandchildren’s school plays and bringing down boxes of holiday decor from the attic, it might seem like there is always something to do!
As the years go on, you might find yourself having a harder time reaching for this or lifting that… and we want to make sure that you are aware of the signs your body gives when you shouldn’t be moving that way anymore! If you are feeling weak in any area, always pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you.
Because of the active schedule and days to prepare for on the calendar, you are more prone to accidents during this busy time if you are in a rush or trying to do more than you are capable of. It can be an emotional time when you are considering the things your body used to have no problem doing, so be sure to share these experiences with your family members.
This is the perfect opportunity to include your children or grandchildren in your preparation for the holidays. Teach your daughter your famous pumpkin spice cake recipe, show your grandson how to set up the collection of decor and teach him the history behind it all!
As you are preparing for the holidays, listen to your body but also listen to your heart! What tradition, recipe, or piece of decor would you like to pass down in the family this year?