I don’t know if where you live is being hit, but many states are getting hit hard with colds and flu already. I am the type of person who likes to try all I can to avoid anyone in our house from getting sick. Granted, no matter how hard you try you are bound to get sick every now and again. I try to keep us as healthy as possible, and I do so by following these tips below to help prevent colds and flu.
Make sure every person has good hand washing, as that really helps limit exposure to viruses and germs. You need to scrub and wash hands for around 20 seconds or more. A lot of the germs we pick up are from door handles, counters and more, and washing hands often will help limit spreading germs. Carry hand sanitizer with you so that when you can’t wash your hands you can at least use hand sanitizer.
If you like protein try to make sure you have a higher protein diet. If you don’t consume enough protein it can lower your immune system. So think meats, eggs, dairy, and more.
Limit Hand Shaking
Try not to get too close to people or shake hands. When a lot of bugs are floating around the less exposure you have is the best. Try to just greet people with a big hello or nice to meet you over shaking hands.
Make sure if you work in an office or away from home that you work at sanitizing your space. Wipe down keyboards, door handles, desks, etc. Those items don’t get cleaned often and can be a breeding ground.
Get Those ZZZ’s
Make sure you are sleeping enough and limiting your stress. Both of those can reduce your immunity, so try to relax and go to bed earlier so you can wake up and feel energized.
If you know someone is sick or just got over something in the last 24 hours, consider staying home. Don’t go out to dinner or other gatherings with a group that you know have just been sick. As they are better is great but it doesn’t mean they don’t have some of those germs lingering around.
Don’t go and grab that pen that is sitting at the counter at the grocery store, or look through a magazine at the doctor’s office. Items like that are covered in germs. Read a book on your phone or bring a tablet. Take your own pen so that you have it to sign your credit card receipts, etc. Just try to keep your hands to yourself and don’t touch things.
Fruits and Veggies
Making sure to get a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet can be an immune boost on its own. Or if you like to juice that is a great way to get the most out of your vegetables.
But as hard as we try, we are bound to get sick sometimes. As a busy mom, I always make it a point to make sure I stock up on all the medications I might need and, of course, I always have lots of Scotties Tissues on hand in case we do get sick. I mean seriously, we have boxes all over the house and I make sure to keep a box in the car – and as you can see we use them on the go quite a bit.
Scotties is dedicated to bringing you comfort and value, and by keeping some boxes of their tissues handy, you, too, can be prepared for cold and flu season. They have this super cute Winter Design Collection out now, so Scotties will keep you ready for when colds strike all winter long.
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So tell me – how is your house faring against cooties this winter? Do you have any tips to add to help prevent colds and flu?