Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Americans aged 15 to 49
Experts say staying indoors is the safest bet this Thanksgiving, Halloween and New Year’s Eve.
Those gathering for those special holidays or big meals should also avoid high alcohol or smoking consumption, they warn.
Experts cite research that shows staying home can be safer than getting out.
The main tasks you are likely to do on a holiday, are cooking and cleaning – say some.
But there are the pitfalls.
Image copyright 2018 Getty Images Image caption Many Thanksgiving dinners are prepared on an open fire and fall due to high temperatures
Image copyright 2019 Getty Images Image caption Being outside too long or walking up the stairs can lead to problems
Professor Harry Jones, a health expert at University College London, says Thanksgiving is a popular time for getting out of the house.
But Professor Jones said this year the dangers involved being outside are particularly high.
It is likely that many people are going to try the roast turkey and other turkey dishes in their presence, he added.
You can have been outside for hours and still be at risk if you don’t have good clothes on, the Professor said.
He said you need to be very aware of what is around you and always supervise children.
“It is very important to wear good clothing that covers your skin when you’re outside. You don’t need very good clothes, you need to dress in an overall way,” he added.
The next season when alcohol is likely to be drunk is Halloween, said Professor Jones.
You want to stay indoors to have a party and stay safe, he added.
He said you shouldn’t play any games you can’t easily control because that will lead to you being too “sweaty” to do other tasks.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Or forget to eating when you go out for “foodtainment” by watching your favourite films and eating food
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “If you don’t eat regularly or have a meal that you know you’re going to finish slowly you’re more likely to end up with a binge,” said Professor Paul Farmer
He said a big dinner is a big time for food consumption.
“It’s when we all start to go, eat and enjoy our food a bit more, have a drink or two,” he said.
“You shouldn’t get into the habit of the evening where you are turning to your partner and talking about your food.”
Professor Paul Farmer, from the Royal College of General Practitioners, said there is more exposure to alcohol, and poor air quality, during the fall.
He said you should cut out other activities that may contribute to alcohol getting into your bloodstream.
You should try and keep an eye on your health and avoid food you are likely to eat and drink later that night, he added.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coffee and sleep are the other two big sources of alcohol in your system
Professor Farmer also said sleep is very important for health and that’s not likely to be affected by having a big meal and big drinks.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Americans aged 15 to 49.
Drinking alcohol or smoking can put people at risk of heart disease.