Health Tip: Control Holiday Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Holiday stress can quickly spiral out of control. But you can take steps to keep your holidays merry and bright, not frantic and frazzled.

The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice:

  • Don't push yourself too hard to find the "perfect" gift.

  • Start shopping now so you're not rushed at the end of the season.

  • Make family get-togethers simpler by cooking and freezing food ahead of time, buying prepared foods or asking each family member to bring a dish.

  • Be selective in scheduling your time and attending events.

  • Don't overeat or "pig out" on unhealthy foods. Make time for regular exercise.

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