Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season
Follow these simple tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season to help your entire family have their best winter yet.
Your best defense against germs and illness is being prepared. From hand-washing to dietary changes, and even an important lesson to teach your kids, these tips are sure to help your family stay healthy this season.
Make Your Kids Wash Their Hands
According to WebMD, About 80% of infectious diseases are spread by touch. It is absolutely crucial that your kids wash their hands – and wash them well!
In fact, they need to be washing for at least 20 seconds – and they need to use soap.
Tiffany at Peanut Blossom hangs an ABC sign up in her bathroom to remind her kids to sing their ABC’s while they wash. Click here to read more tips about encouraging your kids to wash their hands well.
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Wash Your Own Hands
Zina at Let’s Lasso the Moon brings up a great point in an article about how to prevent germs from spreading between siblings.
Don’t get so focused on your sick child, picking up tissues, and disinfecting the house that you forget to wash your own hands.
Read the rest of her article here.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Bump up the water intake for your entire family during cold and flu season to help flush germs and toxins from your body.
If your kids aren’t that interested in drinking water, get creative. Have a competition to see who can drink the most water during a day. Buy special cups for each child or even let them decorate a cup themselves.
Teach Your Kids To Blow Their Nose
You expect to teach your kids how to walk and talk and use the potty. But teaching them to blow their nose?
Yes, that’s an important life skill too. Keep those little fingers out of noses by teaching your kids to blow their nose.
Follow these four simple steps, and your kids will be blowing their noses like rockstars.
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More Sleep / Less Sugar
We’ve always known that we need more sleep this time of year to help your body fight off illness.
But did you know you should also cut back on your sugar intake?
Recent studies show that sugar interferes with the body’s immune system by binding up the antibodies that the immune system needs to fight viruses.
Hit the hay a little earlier every night and replace your bowl of candy with a bowl of fruit, and you’re on your way to staying healthy during cold and flu season.
Take Action Fast
If someone in your house does get sick, take action fast! Keep those germs from spreading to other household members and consider a quarantine.
Zina at Let’s Lasso the Moon sets up an entire sick tent to help keep siblings from spreading germs. It’s a genius idea. Click here to read all about it.
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