BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 9 (PIA) – This Christmas season when celebrations and food abound, the Department of Health (DOH) reminds people to eat and drink in moderation to curb the increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases.
The DOH Cordillera bared that heart attacks and strokes are perceived to peak from December to January due to eating fatty and high cholesterol foods like “lechon” and drinking too much alcohol during the holiday festivities.
DOH CAR regional director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reiterates the call to practice healthy lifestyle to the max this holiday season. She advises everyone to go easy – do not over eat, avoid too much alcohol, kick the bad habit of smoking, have regular exercise and maintain appropriate weight.
The health department also cautions the public of the common sickness acquired during the Christmas season like cough, colds and flu-like symptoms due to the cold weather.[pq]Have a balance diet, eat nutritious foods rich in vitamin C and the best still is prevention, to an effective way to dealing with any kind of sickness[/pq] Pangilinan added.
Meanwhile, the health department is again promoting “Oplan Iwas Paputok”, total ban on any form of firecrackers, for the safety of everyone this holiday season.
– Philippine Information Agency