The winter months are notorious for being cold and flu season. It seems like everyone gets sick this time of year. However, did you know that you can greatly reduce your chances of getting sick by following these easy tips? If you want to keep your family healthier this winter, then keep reading!
Take Preventative Measures
The first thing that you can do is get a flu shot. Flu shots are designed to help your body build up immunity against the flu, without you having to get sick first. No one likes getting pricked with a needle, but it’s much better than being sick for a week! The earlier in flu season you get your shot, the better.
Take Care of Your Body
If your body is run down, then you are more likely to get sick. Keeping your immune system healthy is a great way to reduce your chance of getting sick. Make sure that you get plenty of sleep each night. You will also want to stay hydrated, eat healthy foods, and make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and nutrients.
Wash Your Hands
You can’t control what other people do, and often people will spread germs out in public. You can’t avoid touching every door handle or other public surfaces, but you can wash those germs away! Be sure to wash your hands after you’ve been around people who might be sick. Also wash your hands before you eat, prepare food, or touch your face. This simple act is one of the easiest ways you can prevent germs from spreading!
Clean Your House
Of course, we don’t just pick up germs on our hands when we’re out and about. Your clothes, shoes, and more will also pick up germs and deposit them around your house. Did you know that your carpets are one of the germiest places in your home? This is because germs from our shoes, pets’s paws, and from the air all settle into the carpet. A routine carpet cleaning can help eliminate these germs and leave your home healthier. It’s a good idea to clean your upholstery too, for the same reason.
Take Care of Yourself if You Do Get Sick
If you do find yourself sick, be sure to take care of yourself. Be sure to drink fluids and get plenty of rest instead of trying to soldier on at work. Keep your kids home from school if they are unwell. This way, you are avoiding spreading germs to everyone else. Plus, plenty of rest can often help you recover faster. If your symptoms are particularly, bad, don’t feel bad about seeing a doctor! They are there to help you feel better!
We hope that you and your family enjoy a healthy and happy winter by following these easy tips to avoid getting sick!