Because the holiday season is just around the corner, many families are already planning their holiday trip. Although this is the time to celebrate, reflect and give thanks, you and your family should not take your health for granted. Here are seven holiday health tips so you can also give the gift of health to yourself and your family. Holiday health tip #1. Wash your hands often Washing your hands is probably the most important thing in avoiding the spread of germs that can make you sick. Even though you are on your trip, you should always wash your hands with soap and water. However, if these are not available, you can use alcohol-based products as alternative. Holiday health tip #2. Keep warm The holiday season is cold and this cold temperature entails serious health problems when neglected, especially for the young ones and adults. Make sure that you and your family stays dry and dressed warmly with several layers of clothing. Holiday health tip #3. Travel safely When you are traveling somewhere far, make sure that you are traveling safely. Wear your seatbelt at all times. Don't ever drink and drive or let anybody else drink and drive. Holiday health tip #4. Manage stress Your holiday trip should be fun and it is the time when you can bond with your family more. If you have existing stress issues, you can leave it while the holidays last. You can always deal with it when your time with your family is over. You should always maintain a balance between your work and family but always make sure that neither is compromised in any way. You should always maintain a positive and relaxed outlook, especially during the holiday season. Holiday health tip #5. Watch the kids When you are on your holiday trip, the young ones are most likely susceptible to injuries. Make sure that you watch them at all times, especially when they are playing. Keep them away from things that can harm them. Holiday health tip #6. Handle and prepare food safely The last thing that you would want in your holiday trip is the incidence of food poisoning so you should make sure that the food you will be feeding to your family is handled and prepared safely. Cook them in proper temperatures and refrigerate them as necessary. Holiday health tip #7. Be active Who says you can't play games and be active on your holiday trip? The best way to make sure that you will stay healthy while you are far from home is to find exciting and fun ways to stay active. Being on a trip doesn't mean you have to just sit there and do all the things you are accustomed to. Try breaking a sweat at least 30 minutes a day.