Christmas is mass celebration of the birth of Christ. It is a period of merry, awesome memories, bliss and huge profits.
There are exchange of gifts while some people engage in medical and religious outreaches.
Food is abundant and in different forms and styles. Meats of different species abounds as much as soft drinks and fruit juices.
Amusement parks and restaurants experience massive turn-up of people with huge profits. In fact, some restaurants reserve their best dishes for this period.
Boutiques, salons and barbing shops receive their share of the huge market. Old and young roam these places till Christmas day.
Transportation companies/bodies also enjoy a fair share of the profits as a lot of people would move from one place to the other because they’d love to celebrate Christmas with their immediate/extended families.
Another faction that receives heavy traffic is fashion designers shops. A lot of people prefer to go cultural for the festivities.
As the bubbling continues, little attention is given to health and imminent January. Many people exclude these two from their plans.
Health during the Festive Season
Health is wealth and with health more wealth is made. During the festive season, there are a number of things that can potentially affect the health of people.
These factors are within the various events and activities of Christmas as mentioned. Euphoria, ecstatic activities and untamed expression of happiness, zeal and/or joy are the roots of health conditions in this period.
Food and Drinks
Careless or carefree consumption of food and drinks during Christmas is a huge factor that affects health during the festivities.
Some of the most abundant drinks are soft drinks of different flavours, package and prices. It is cheap to get and widely available.
As a result, there is heavy consumption of high levels of caffeine, carbon and sugar present in the drinks. Diarrhoea is a big concern that can result from this.
Goat meat, beef and chicken are the meats of choice in all socioeconomic classes of the society during this season, with special concentration of chicken.
White meat, as chicken is normally called, is of good quality for the human body; but if fried with oil that is rich in cholesterol, it poses more danger, especially for the heart.
Eat healthy, drink healthy. Alcoholic beverages are heart wreckers just as much as excessive amount of soft drinks.
Reckless driving and over-speeding on bad/untarred road is capable of claiming lives or rendering many deformed.
Road corps and Hospitals are usually exceptionally busy during Christmas because of the high rate of road traffic accident.
Drivers are hurriedly trying to go back for more passengers, Passengers are hurriedly trying to get to where they are going.
Private car owners, most with mild experience on December trips and its risks, collide with hasty drivers.
Drive carefully and attentively. Excitement or anticipations don’t drive vehicles carefully, keep your hearts pinned on the road. Keep an eye on your dashboard, and stay within speed limits.
Loud bangs of different types of fireworks/knockouts are synonymous with Christmas. It bangs for days, non-stop.
Dangers trailing this activity circulates every year and some institutions (mostly churches) express keen displeasure with its use on their premises.
Bruises, burns, tears, loss of limbs, are some of the consequent effects following shock, attempt to run away or wrong handling of the fireworks.
If you must shoot fireworks, do it right. Keep safe distance from people. Direct fireworks to the sky and refuse to dare one another.
Make Christmas merry indeed, ensure safety and healthy practices even with abundance of food and drinks and presence of friends and colleagues.
Maintain strict adherence to good health.