Stay healthy this winter!
For the next couple months, we’re going to have to be extra careful about cold and flu viruses floating around. Because we believe wintertime is for snowmen and hot chocolate, and not for being sick inside, we’ve compiled a couple suggestions to help you (and the kids) avoid getting sick this winter!
Wash your hands
Washing your hands on a regular basis helps avoid germs that could potentially get you sick. This is especially important after you have been public places, such as restaurants and gyms. If you aren’t able to wash, carry an instant hand sanitizer with you. Remember to follow up with a moisturizer to avoid dry skin!
When it’s cold outside, a warm bed is one of the best places to be. That makes it easy to get plenty of sleep! Sleep helps boost your immune system and allows you to fight nasty viruses. So get tucked in early this winter, because it will keep you ready to fight illness.
Drink plenty of fluids
You know this. We know you know this. But it’s worth mentioning because it’s so important. Water keeps you hydrated, and juices provide you with vitamins you need to stay healthy. Watch your kids to make sure they are drinking enough fluids as well, especially on those days when they are outside for hours building snow forts!
Beware of commonly used items
Shopping carts, elevator buttons and escalators are typically contaminated by cold and flu viruses. Bring hand sanitizer with you, or use sanitizing wipes if available, and avoid touching any surfaces that you don’t have to. If you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your mouth or eye, you may get those cold and flu germs.
If you aren’t able to avoid getting sick this winter, we recommend Theraflu Warming Relief Sinus & Cold. It’s a new formula that addresses conditions associated with sinus and nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, cough and fever. It should not be used for children under 12 without a doctor’s permission. Because everyone has different symptoms, please drop in and ask us if you aren’t sure what cold/fever medicine is best for you.