6 Tips to Help You Have a Fun, Healthy, and Happy Halloween

You’ve got your costume ready. Your home’s décor has never looked spookier (in a good way). You’re pretty much ready for Halloween in all ways possible. Although you may feel fully prepared for the frighteningly delightful holiday, we have a few tips to help you have an even healthier Halloween.

Gear up for Halloween and enjoy the holiday with these 6 tips!

Stay Active – Between get-togethers and trick-or-treating, you might be tempted to lounge on the couch. Try to sneak in a little physical activity before retiring to the living room for the rest of your evening. From something as simple as a quick stroll through your neighborhood to something more intense like strength training or jogging, maintaining a regular exercise regimen can help you control your weight, improve your mood, and reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Eat Well – It’s okay to indulge once in a while, but you should only indulge in a few Halloween treats, not half the bag. Give your body what it really wants and needs – plenty of fruits and vegetables, protein, and lots of essential vitamins and minerals. These are the building blocks of good health and will help you feel and look your best!

Be Safe Outside – When trick-or-treating, be sure to stay with groups and watch out for cars. We also recommend using reflective gear and carrying a flashlight with you as you take part in the festivities with your family and friends.

Take Care of Your Fangs – Halloween candy can wreak havoc on your oral health by causing cavities and tooth decay. Make sure to take care of your teeth by brushing them before the end of the night. As always, remember to brush at least twice a day and floss once a day for a smile that would even make a vampire jealous.

Scare Away Viruses – Flu season is upon us, but you don’t have to let it scare you. Just remember to keep your hands and your children’s hands clean by washing them frequently. Additionally, it’s wise to get a flu vaccine. In fact, we recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu vaccine annually to keep the nasty virus at bay!

Get Enough Sleep – You may want to dress up as a zombie, but that doesn’t mean you need to actually become one! Remember to get enough sleep, even on Halloween. Adults need 7 to 8 hours each night, and kids need about 9 to hours every night. Catching enough z’s will help you fight off your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and it will also help you function at your best!

Don’t forget to stop by Millbrook Pharmacy for all your Halloween needs. Our store is chock-full of spooky goodies to make the holiday a scream!

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