The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for family, food, and relaxation, but for health care 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 to help travelers stay safe and healthy during the holiday weekend.
As millions of Americans prepare to hit the roads this Thanksgiving, Dr. Kumar emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated and wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19. She also encourages travelers to set medication reminders to stay healthy during their journey.
When it comes to the feast, Dr. Kumar warns about consuming too much salt and advises staying hydrated throughout the day. She suggests being mindful of alcohol consumption and offers tips for alternative drinks that are lower in calories and sugar.
Maintaining mental health during the holidays is also crucial for overall wellbeing. Dr. Kumar provides advice on diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation techniques, and helping others to promote mental health during this stressful time.
Viewers can watch Dr. Kumar’s full interview on CBS New York for more valuable tips on staying healthy during the Thanksgiving holiday.