Somerville Health                                 Department NewsletterNovember 2010                                      ...
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November 2010 MRC Newsletter

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November 2010 Newsletter for the City of Somerville\'s Medical Reserve Corp.

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November 2010 MRC Newsletter

  1. 1. Somerville Health Department NewsletterNovember 2010 Volume 1, Number 2In This Issue Welcome!• Holiday Stress Fall is nearing its end and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. With winter weather just around the corner, this month’s issue focuses• Winter Weather on how to stay healthy during the cold months. Preparedness Thank you to the MRC members that helped out at the Vote & Vax News Corner clinics this November. Your hard work and commitment to the city is greatly appreciated.• Somerville’s Flu Clinics• Winter Farmers’ Market Holiday Stress The holiday season, starting in November with Thanksgiving and lasting through New Year’s Eve, is supposed to be a time of joy, love, and family togetherness. Yet, for many people, the holiday season can be overly stressful. Planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and traveling can be taxing. With some useful tips, stress and depression can be minimized. R ecognize the triggers: Recognizing triggers can help prevent the onset of holiday stress. Some common triggers are: • Relationships- Family misunderstandings and conflict can intensify when everyone is together for several days.What’s your holiday A holiday without a significant other can be lonely andstress level? cause feelings of sadness.Take this quiz to see yourholiday stress level! • Finances- The thought of buying gifts for all your friends and family, paying for plane tickets, and throwing holiday parties can be burdensome financially and mentally. • Physical Demands- Many people exhaust themselves during the holidays by the extra shopping and socializing of the season. Exercise and sleep is often neglected in order to get everything done. Exhaustion causes stress and makes you more susceptible to colds. Tips for Stress Reduction It is best to prevent stress; after hitting your peak stress level it is

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