Keeping the Family Healthy as the Weather Cools Down

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Now that school has been in session for a while, I see everyone has had their first round of colds under their belts. My family included and I feel like round two is nearby so let’s talk a bit about how to keep healthy during the inside months.

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Wash Your Hands: I know it’s a no brainer for most people but the kids need constant reminder. We make sure to wash our hands as soon as we get home from school, the store, the playground, anywhere. I have this hope that it keeps the germs out of the house as much as possible.

Get Enough Sleep: I have to get to bed between 10 and 11 and try to be sleeping by 10:30. For me, if I’m up later than that, my body, brain and immune systems get run down and I get sick. Rumor has it that 7-8 hours of sleep is key for adults and our kiddos need more. How much are you getting each night?

Blow Your Nose: Weird right? I read somewhere a long time ago that blowing your nose every day keeps the germs away. I don’t know if it’s true but it seems to work. When I’m in a good habit of doing this (and others on this list) I seem to keep the sick away.

Hydrate: Drink water to keep your body hydrated. Being hydrated helps flush out toxins in your body, including germs!Veggies

Eat Veggies: Vitamins and minerals in fruits and veggies help your body fight off germs when they attack.

Take Vitamins: Sometimes eating a healthy diet just isn’t enough. We take multi-vitamins every day and when we are starting to feel under the weather, we add Zinc and Vitamin C too!

Exercise: Get moving! Exercise can reduce the amount of colds you can get in a year.

Reduce Stress: For me, exercising has a huge impact on my stress level which has a huge impact on my health. Crazy how that works, huh?

What tried and true stay healthy tips do you have?

In the event that the sick joins your house, I recommend a ton of Netflix.

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