6 Simple Tips to Stay Cold and Flu Free

by - 11/07/2018 12:00:00 AM

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The Holidays are right around the corner, and the temps are already starting to feel like winter in Connecticut. Up until last year, I would get sick before and/or after the holidays. I remember one year, maybe about two years ago. I had a speaking engagement. I noticed waking up I just didn't feel right, and about two hours before the event I felt horrible. Of course, I didn't cancel, I felt so bad because I honestly didn't feel like myself. It was actually my last speaking engagement I had, and I vowed to myself that this wouldn't happen again. The event was about an hour away from my home, and I remember getting off the away to get some cold and flu remedies. My throat was swollen, and I could barely speak. From that point on, I've educated myself, and I'm happy to say that last year, was one of the first years in which I could remember that I wasn't out of commission for about a week.  Being a mom, I did had obligations, and I honestly just had stuff that I wanted to do. Plus, it just sucks not feeling your best.

6 Simple Tips to Stay Cold and Flu Free 



Immune Boosting Products
One of my favorite daily routines is drinking warm lime/lemon water in the morning. This drink has so many amazing benefits. I created a post all about it here. It's so important to make sure that you include immune boosting foods in your daily diet in order to stay healthy.

Bundle Up
From trial and error stay bundled up! No one has the same immune system. What works for some. May not work for others. It's also very important to note that our immune system changes over time. So as a child, you could go outside during the colder months without a jacket. Though it's a considered a myth. If you had gloves on and touched a door after someone sneezed on it, you inadvertently protected yourself.

Sleep More
Noting getting an adequate amount of rest can lower your immune system. It's so important to have daily nightly routines to ensure that you're getting enough rest.

Stress Less
Just like not getting enough sleep can cause you to get sick. Stress is also a leading factor.

Execerise Often
Since starting my healthy lifestyle, I've seen first hand the difference with my health. It's so important to incorporate exercise in your daily life. Whether your goal is to take the stairs while out and about and/or at work or walk 5 miles each day. It doesn't matter how you start, as long as you start.

Wash Your Hands
Yes, hand sanitizer liquid and wipes are fine, and it's amazing if you do not have anything in reach. However, please, if you have soap and water in your reach. Use it!

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20 comments

  1. I am definitely working on it. I definitely don't have time to get sick, so I will surely be doing all these things.

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  2. These are all great tips and ideas to stay healthy this season. Cold and flu stay away

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  3. YASSSS to sleep more. Sleep is SOOOOO important for your immune system.

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  4. Oh man, I do not have time to be sick, so I try to do a lot of these. I find when I'm ill, the house goes into chaos, and that's just not fun.

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  5. Exercising often and washing my hands are mostly what keeps me flu free during the cold and flu season. I have never taken flu shots before and I don't think I ever will. Great timely tips

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  6. Since I have young kids, we do a lot to avoid being sick. We get our flu shots, encourage hand washing, and eating healthy meals.

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  7. It's so hard with the kids! When we go places it's apparent that other people have brought their children sick...and ready to spread germs to everyone else. We caught something 10 days ago at an aquarium that's still hanging on. It's so frustrating!

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  8. These are great tips to remember as the weather gets colder. I usually start the day with coffee but the lemon/lime in warm water sounds very soothing and full of vitamin C.

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  9. This is a great synopsis of what to do to give ourselves the biggest chance to avoid getting sick. Getting enough sleep is the most underrated tip I think.

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  10. Just saw a segment on the local news that 2 flu deaths have been reported this past week. It is so important to do what we can to minimize our risks of catching a cold or coming down with the flu.

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  11. I am trying to be on top of cold and flu season this year. It is hard with four kids in the house, though! We try natural supplements, as well as lots of hand washing.

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  12. oh my goodness yes to all of this- i def need to take a few tips for this to not get sick this winter :) thanks for this friend!

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  13. Germs are definitely starting up and I like your tips. It can be so hard to get enough sleep but it is SO important! I find that when I'm just starting to fight a cold, I have good results by getting a lot of sleep. I think it gives my body the fuel it needs to fight germs.

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  14. These are great tips! I need to get better with sleeping more, I know that having good sleep can improve your health and it is something I struggle with. It would be amazing if I could get through winter with no cold or flu!

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  15. Great tips!! I definitely need to sleep more, that has been lacking a bit for me lately. And bundling up right now!

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  16. I always end up with the flu because I don't get enough sleep. This is a great list of tips!

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  17. These are all great tips to stay healthy through these awful winter months! Hand washing will always be my number one way to stay healthy!!

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  18. Hand washing alone could keep us from getting sick but we have to be diligent about it.

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  19. These are only 6 tips that are so easy to do and the same time they are so important. I hope everyone will do these!

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  20. I have been to informational classes that are held to help with staying healthy during the cold and flu season. They always start with washing your hands. Such a simple thing that we all should remember if we want to stay healthy.

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