Sunday, October 23, 2016

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

Cold and flu season is among us. With a little one in preschool and a husband that travels, we have to be extra cautious of taking care of ourselves during the germiest time of the year. Connor's classroom includes 20+ kiddos, we are in MOPS 4 times a month and James is traveling the US, hopping from one airport to another. Germs and viruses are bound to find their way into our home. But because I don't have time to be sick nor is it fun taking care of a sick child, we keep germs away thanks to 5 simple tricks.

Washing your hands or applying an alcohol-rub hand cleaner or using essential oils every five minutes is what it would take to keep your hands germ-free. That just isn’t possible. But, you have another option: Decrease your chances of transmitting whatever virus or bacteria you’ve touched to your body by keeping your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. These are the soft, wet areas where germs can take hold and multiply.

If you’re traveling during the holiday season, follow the same suggestions to minimize your risk. With filtration systems, airplane air is better than it used to be. But it’s not perfect. So, keep your hands away from your face and wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer when you can. Stay home if you’re sick or at least cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. The same applies when using any form of public transportation.

This is the busiest time of year for many Americans. Regardless of how much you want to do or accomplish, getting sick during the holidays is the worst. While it might not be possible to get 8+ hours a sleep each night, make time to relax and rest. Your body needs the chance to recharge, allowing your immune system a break from working overtime will give you the extra boost you need to get through cold and flu season.

While your diet should be top notch throughout the year, increasing the amount of vitamins and minerals you intake on a daily basis this time of year provides you a greater chance to fight a virus that comes your way. Add fruits and veggies to you each meal and start snacking on them instead of grabbing junk food gives your body the fuel it needs to function properly. Additionally, make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water to help flush out toxins.

Washing your hands is a must this season. If you shake someone's hand, wash your hand. If you carry a leather or vinyl purse or bag, wash both your hands and the handles after spending the day shopping or running errands or even spending the day outside your home. Use a new Kleenex each time you blow your nose. Refrain from biting your nails. Don't skip brushing your teeth no matter how tired you may be at night. Use a TUNG brush to remove any access bacteria from your tongue. Not only will you be removing any virus causing bacteria but thanks to this specialized tongue brush and gel, you'll breath will be fresher than ever. TUNG has their own gel, too, which is a must. Our Zinc compound helps to neutralize the sulphur gas (what we smell as bad breath) emitted by the bacteria.

Simple steps like this and others lesson your chances are getting sick this season. While nothing is fool proof, not even the flu vaccine, it never hurts to add a few steps to your routine to ensure you are giving your body the chance to stay healthy this holiday. How do you stay healthy through the Fall and Winter months? Share your tips in the comment section below!

This post was sponsored by TUNG Brush & Gel
I was provided product and compensation for this review. As always, I only share items with my readers that we use and love.

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