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5 Christmas Dos and Don’ts

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Once again it’s that time of the year where everyone pretends to be a devout Christians as an excuse to laze around and gorge on anything edible. It is a beautiful time no doubt, and letting go of yourself is highly recommended, but you need to have self control, or the aftermath wouldn’t be that cute. Here are the things that you need to do and need not do this festive season

5. Overeating

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She should be commended for eating that much and managing to remain slim

I have already seen 11 weddings since this month started, several graduation parties, and the big event is not even here yet, the amount of food that is usually the hallmark of these events can break you if you do not tread carefully. That toned body you have religiously been working on the whole year could come undone in one month of madness. The temptation to overindulge is always alluring, you attend a wedding where your taste buds are enticed by all sorts of delicacies that make you lose your control. You may not realise it at that time but by January that waistline you have been flaunting all year will not be there at all. Constipation is another real threat, get enough fluids into your system, especially water, it also helps in detoxification. But your best defence is learning to turn your head to the left, then to the right repeatedly when you are offered food that you feel will mess you up. Learn to say No.

4. Too Much Travelling

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Where many people will spend this season

You finally get that break you have been yearning for all year, a break from sitting behind desk working on sheafs of papers from 9 to 5. A break from the suffocating traffic jams in the city. This is the right time to escape the city and go back home, to the cool and serene atmosphere, but we all know how Kenyan roads are usually set up this Christmas period, you may want to cut down on too much shuttling around the country. In 2013 there were 54 deaths caused by road accidents between December 24th and 26th. In 2014 there were 19 deaths over the same two day period. A majority of these accidents are caused by human error and negligence, they occur mostly between 24th and 25th because commuter vehicles are in a rush to make a killing out of the hiked prices, always avoid travelling on those dates. That said however, accidents are accidents, they happen when they happen, reducing time on the road minimises the risk and chances of being involved in one.

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