How to Stay Healthy in Cold and Flu Season

Around this chilly time of year, sicknesses of all sorts and kinds are quickly passed on from family to family through various places. At church, at your local homeschool group, or even at the grocery store, you can become a victim to those pesky, invisible germs. As a result, you may have sickness in your home for a week or more. Once a cold hits, there is not much else to do but to let it run its course and make sure that you try everything that you can to keep it to yourself. However, it’s nearly impossible to keep all germs away from others. Sicknesses are transferred when fluid from the nose, mouth, or even the eyes, is passed on to another person. When you rub your eyes, sneeze, or cough, these germs transfer onto your hands. Then, throughout the day, things you touch and places you go now have a little souvenir of your sickness.

We all know that nobody likes feeling sick – so here are some ways to have a better chance of staying healthy throughout the winter and all year round!

  • Wash your hands often!

This is kind of a no-brainer, but it makes a very good point. Hands are one of the most common ways that germs transfer from one person to another. In order to keep the germs of others from getting you and your family sick, wash your hands!

  • Stay away from friends and family who are suffering from colds.

Although this is another common one, it deserves some recognition. Many people say things like, “We’re sick, do you still want to have a play date today?” Even if you may be tempted to say “yes”, be sure that you and your kids will come down with something within the next couple of days if you choose to come in contact with germs.

  • Eat healthy foods.

Studies show that the power of the immune system is weakened when one consumes unhealthy foods that are high in calories and sugar. Your antibodies can’t fight off the germs when they are fighting off the unhealthy food you are consuming! To learn more, follow this link:

  • Drink lots of fluids.

Water and other fluids help to flush all of the toxins out of your body. When you drink more water than usual, this causes more toxins than usual to leave your body.

In summary, to stay healthy wash your hands, avoid germs, eat healthy, and drink water.

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