Winter is coming up and you know what that means, cold and flu season is sure to hit soon! If you haven’t been exposed to it yet, you probably will be soon. This is especially true if you have children in school! If you want to do your best to keep your family as healthy as possible, you can! It’s not all old wive’s tales, there really are some great ways that you can help to boost your health and your immune system.
You can keep your family healthy this Winter with these tricks and tips:
Stay active. Staying active throughout the year is your first defense toward staying getting and staying healthy. Keeping yourself active and in shape is an important step in keeping your lungs strong and your immune system in tip top shape.
Wash your hands. Seriously. It gets old hearing it over and over again, but you need to wash your hands over and over again to keep those germs away and to keep from spreading them to others.
Teach your kids to not touch the faces. Again, you hear this one often, but make sure your children know not to touch their faces. That is the quickest way for germs to contaminate them.
Disinfect. Use disinfecting wipes and sprays to spray down doorknobs and counters in order to keep germs at bay.
Don’t share. It seems like we are always telling our kids to share. Share your toys, and your books, etc. Make sure that they know that this does not transfer to food and drinks. It’s just too easy for germs to spread when you are sharing drinks.
Stay home if you are sick. If you or your children are sick, do the right thing. Be sure to stay home and not share those germs.