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I live in California and for the past 2 1/2 weeks it has finally begun to feel like fall, which is exciting because 100 degrees in the fall doesn't make for a festive holiday season. But we went from the high 90's to the low 40's in the space of days, and you know what these drastic weather changes bring with them, the first fall colds and sniffles. For parents, this is the time that you have to prepare your household to be hit with all of those extra germs, especially if your kids have activities after school. And not just the kids either, wherever we go we have to be extra careful because sick people are everywhere and all it takes is for one person to catch a cold in the house, and soon everyone will have it. There are also extra steps that we can take to keep make our bodies stronger so they can fight these germs and colds.
Tips For Staying Healthy This Holiday Season
1 Sleep Well: a rested body can fight off germs more easily than one that is tired and rundown. I've taken that extra hour from the daylight savings time and Sam and I both get to bed an hour earlier. Kids especially need that extra rest to keep their immune systems strong.
2 Clean up: My little one hates washing up but before letting her touch anything upon getting home from school, it's to the bathroom to wash up. Washing hands often helps to limit the transfer of germs and viruses.
3 Stay active: you can improve your immune system function by staying active. Taking a brisk walk in the morning or as a family in the evening is a great way to work your lungs and heart out without having to do drastic exercise. You can take the kids to the park and let them run around, letting that energy out will also help them get to bed easier.
4 Extra cleanup at home: I started this when Sam went back-to-school. Keep high traffic areas disinfected, especially door handles and surfaces.
Eventually someone will end up getting sick and the cycle will begin at home but you can also be prepaped for when that happens by stocking up your medicine cabinet. I bought extra tissues, antibacterial wipes and Children's Advil at Walgreens.
As careful as I try to be, the day will always arrive when Sam will come home with a fever. It usually happens on a day that we have something planned or a million other things going on. But being prepared with Children's Advil I can just treat the fever before it gets worse and before you know it, my little girl will be back on track.
We have so many things to do these coming weeks, Thanksgiving is so close and right after that the holidays, so the last thing we want to do is stay home with a fever. As a family we are taking steps to stay healthy so we can enjoy the season.
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Don't let your fall and holiday season be ruined by a fever or other cold and flu illness. Prepare your home and body for the influx of germs and viruses and stock your medicine cabinet accordingly. What tips can you share to stay healthy this holiday season?