The winter season is right around the corner and you know what that means for the family – flu season. This season makes every member of the family vulnerable to the winter cold and flu, which can be such an inconvenience when celebrating the holidays. As a mother, you need to take a proactive role in making sure that everyone in the family is protected, so here are the simplest yet more effective ways to stay cold and flu-free.
While the season changes, the palate of the kids do not. But since you have to be extra cautious this winter season, why not whip them up healthy variants of their favourite meals. If they love pasta, make them a super healthy pasta sauce filled with vegetables. During this time, it is very important that everyone in the family eats immune boosting meals as well as antioxidants that will help fight off diseases. Apples, guavas, pineapples, and other citrus fruits can be relied on for Vitamin C, while veggies, beans, and nuts are always good sources of antioxidants.
Clean the Hands
It may not seem like it, but the hand is one of the easiest ways to transfer bacteria from one person to another. Bacteria and viruses can easily spread through touching. This includes touching a contaminated surface, an object, or even sneezing into the hand and then touching other things or persons. It is imperative to make it a habit to always keep the hands clean in your household to prevent the spread of viruses. Simply decontaminate hands by properly washing with soap and water or using alcohol/alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Winter is a great time to just cosy up with your favourite blanket and read a book. However, if you want to stay healthy, you have to keep moving. Engaging in daily exercise helps boost the immune system, which is something the kids can benefit from too. If your kids are a little overweight, this will make them more susceptible to catching a bug. Make it a point to keep your kids physically active or to make it more fun for the entire family, exercise together.
If you’ve tried your best to prevent the kids from getting sick, but they still do, make sure that you let them get plenty of rest. Sleep is one of the natural ways to fight viruses and infections, so getting quality rest will help them recover. However, if necessary, absolutely make sure to consult a medical professional, if the situation gets serious. Furthermore, having access to private medical help is something to consider, when a member of the family needs immediate treatment.
The winter season brings fun and adventure, but if you’re not careful, your family might cough and sneeze your way out of it. It’s all about just focusing on your family’s well-being during this time like preparing healthier meals and making sure everyone’s hands are always clean. Keep these tips in mind to ensure a healthy and happy winter for you and the kids.