I don’t know about you guys, but colds and the flu have been traveling through my house since the first day of school. I don’t know why it happens this way, but it does. And not only that but the older the kids get the worst the flu and colds are. The temperature is only now hitting in the 30’s and I’m ready for summer to arrive – just me? Well What can I say? I do, however, want to talk about the cold, flu, and you with Scotties.
The truth is we can drink all the herbal teas we have, make our own remedy, but our noses will still be sore, and the relief is not permanent. I think that’s why I’m living on the site, Cold, Flu, and You. It has a cold and flu locator, and a coupon hub with everything you need to get you through this awful cold and flu season. Oh and they also have an awesome coupon for Scotties Facial Tissues. You can click on it below.
5 Tips to Staying Healthy
1. Stay Warm
I don’t know why, but I keep seeing people wear less and less clothes during the winter months. Folks! Stay warm. The closer to your body temperature your body stays, the healthier you’ll remain. So wear a sweater, wear a coat, a hat, ear muffs, etc.
2. Drink Plenty of Fluids
The truth is, our bodies become dehydrated faster in extreme cold temperatures as well as in extreme high temperatures. By drinking fluids, like water, warm teas like Theraflu, and sports drinks, we remain hydrated, and our bodies don’t work as hard to stay warm.
3. Get Plenty of Sleep
When it’s cold outside our bodies tend to overwork, we become exhausted sooner than in summer months. By getting six to eight hours of sleep, our bodies stay rested and keep their strength.
4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Use lip balm on your lips, lotion on your hands and feet, body lotion, etc. Our skin hurts too when it’s too dry, and let’s face it, winter is a very dry (at least for our skin) season. The more moisturized our skin is the better we’ll feel. That means so dry itchy skin, burnt lips or sores, etc.
5. Live Life
I know so many people that just stay indoors during the cold months. Don’t! Live your life, go out, inhale the scent of freshly fallen snow. My parents always said that snow helped kill off germs! Who knows, but as long as you’re warm, drinking plenty of fluids, sleeping right, and moisturizing, you should be all set to go out and live your life!