Dr. Nidhi Kumar, a health expert and journalist for CBS New York, shares her insights on staying safe and healthy during the holiday weekend. As millions of Americans prepare to travel, she emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and staying active.
Dr. Kumar advises travelers to set medication reminders to ensure they stay healthy while on the go. When it comes to the feast, she warns about consuming too much salt and suggests staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. She also offers tips for alternative drinks that are lower in sugar and calories.
Mental health is just as important as physical health during the holidays, says Dr. Kumar. To maintain mental wellness, she recommends practicing good dietary habits, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, using relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga, and helping others who may be struggling with feelings of loneliness or isolation.
Viewers can catch Dr. Kumar’s full interview on CBS New York for more advice on staying healthy during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.