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Authored by Dr. Joseph Chavez Carey, Primary Care Physician of Garnet Health Doctors

The holiday season is a time of reflection and celebration. First and foremost, we should all make, and take, the time to embrace the opportunity to relax and enjoy good times with family and friends. But, as important as that is for our mental health, it’s equally important to adjust our mindset and keep a close eye on our habits this time of year in order to avoid unhealthy pitfalls.

Listen in to Dr. Joseph Chavez Carey discuss healthy holiday tips on the radio:

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A Healthy Holidays ‘How-To’

Dr. Joseph Chavez Carey shares a few tips for a healthy holiday season!

Let’s admit it – life gets stressful the other 11 months of the year, let alone in December. We can’t avoid stress, but we can lessen its impact. When stressful situations arise, take control of how it affects you psychologically and physiologically by putting basic mindfulness practices to work. Recognize that “yes, I’m in a stressful situation,” accept that you cannot change that, pause and take a few deep breaths. Meditative and restorative breathing exercises are easy to learn, can be done anywhere, anytime and can bring any harrowing moment back into perspective.

Happy, and healthy, holidays to you and yours. I hope these tips will help you maintain your overall well-being as you navigate the season. As always, your healthcare providers are always here if you need a helping hand.


This article was authored by Joseph Chavez Carey, MD of Garnet Health Doctors.

Joseph Chavez Carey, MD
Dr. Chavez Carey is an Garnet Health Doctors Primary Care Physician. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine, Fluent in Spanish.

He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, New York and completed his internship and residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, California.

To make an appointment with Dr. Chavez Carey, please call 845-333-7830.

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