Yes, it’s still cold and flu season. As a matter of fact, a lot of people get ill towards the end of the season instead of the start. If you have kids in school, or you go to an office every day, you are exposed to LOTS of germs. Here are some tips to keep you healthy, right through to the spring!
Please note this is a sponsored post by Puffs Tissues. My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
1. Continue to work out. Exercise boosts immunity. While you may want to do nothing but sit on the couch until the temperatures rise, it’s important to keep moving.
2. Wash your hands-a lot. It’s shocking how many germs you can pick up and how quickly. Washing your hands completely and often is key in preventing illness.
3. Get plenty of sleep. Being well rested means your body can fight off infections. Make sure that you are trying to stick to a sleep schedule and getting as much sleep as possible.
4. Eat nutritiously. Getting your recommended vitamins and nutrients can also help your body fight off any invaders. So often, it’s easier to PREVENT getting a cold by ensuring your immunity is as high as possible. Personally, I love Zinc drops!
5. It’s important to be prepared throughout cold and flu season, just in case someone gets sick. The last thing you want to do is trek to the store once you or someone else in the house is coughing and feverish. At the start of cold and flu season, I stock up on our preferred medications, cough drops, a few cans of ginger ale, some crackers and nose soothing tissues, like Puffs Plus Lotion. The lotion is key for me. I can’t stand a red, dry nose when I need to use a lot of tissues. Who wants to look like Rudolph?
6. Carry tissues with you ALL the time. I carry tissues in my pockets at all times. When I’m in busy areas like a coffee shop or the subway, I can cover my nose and mouth whenever I see that I might be exposed to germs. While we can’t prevent the need to head out into the city, we can control our exposure to it. Puffs are my secret weapon.