BY IRENE MASLOWSKI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COMThe holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful, exhausting and dangerous to your health. All the cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating and entertaining can impact an individual’s physical and emotional well-being and lead to injury or illness.
“The demands of the season can be overwhelming and people often ignore their health and safety in their efforts to get everything done,” said Bruce Pomeranz, M.D., Medical Director and Chief Quality Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (http://www.kessler-rehab.com/patient center/staff/DoctorDetails.aspx?ID=23). “The work and expectations we put on ourselves can cause stress, headaches and irritability. And overexertion, overeating and just overdoing it can make us more susceptible to colds and flu, as well as strains, pains and injuries.”