Happy Holiday from the School Health Centre

Do not be in a daze these holidays. Be aware and be fair to your body. Get to know yourself and find the right balance for you.


This is a good time to deepen and clarify your love and family connections. Be a supportive friend, and ask for support if you need it. Take care of one another. Give it a try and your spirit will be calmed and can also fly free of the burdens of time.

Stay open to your creativity. Do new things to improve your health, such as a treatment like massage or trying new, healthy foods or climb Mt Everest.


Maintain your cornerstones of health. These include a good diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and minimal stress, including being able to relate well to family, friends, and co-workers.


Exercise. Exercise activity is crucial now as in any season. As the weather cools, stretching is even more important, as is having indoor exercises you can do. Yoga and other flexibility-enhancing exercises are helpful at keeping us feeling youthful. “We are as young as our spine is flexible.” A vital body gets sick less often. Also, meditate and explore your inner world and dreams in your restful and recharging sleep.

Use nutritional supplements. They can be used to support your health as well. Immune supportive nutrients may help you prevent common illnesses. Taking some echinacea now can be helpful. Taking vitamins C and E along with selenium and zinc daily can also offer some immune support and help clear your body of certain toxins.

Enjoy safe travels. Avoid dehydration and eat well, which may involve bringing water and appropriate food/snacks with you on the plane or in your car.  Plan your trip, be prepared. Good sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and feelings of love and appreciation can also help support your immune system.

Take a rest. It is important to rest when you can because the holiday season can be demanding. Do not run down your batteries before December 31. Kindle your inner flame and firepower, which is protective from the invasion of harsh climates and germs. The winter blues comes partly from a loss of this fire energy. Shifting and balancing with the Seasons is vital to Staying Healthy.


Jo, Tess, and Lan Anh

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