Colds and flus: Tips on protecting the whole family 1 month ago

Colds and flus: Tips on protecting the whole family

The cold weather has come along with colds and flus.

When one family member gets a cold, it’s only a matter of time until everyone in the house is bunged up.

Below are some helpful tips for boosting your family’s immune system and preventing the spread of germs this Autumn Winter.

1. Have kids wash their hands frequently at home and school

Since kids often touch their mouths and faces, parents should make sure their kids’ hands are washed with soap and water to remove germs before eating, after using the bathroom, and when they come inside from playing.

2. Get active – indoors or outdoors

Kids should get regular, moderate exercise to boost their immune systems. Studies have shown that being active can help reduce cold and flu symptoms.

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3. Stock up on vitamins

One of the easiest things you can do is add vitamins to your daily routine that help the immune system function more robustly. Personally I use the Wellkid Smart Chewable vitamins, as the kids just think they're jellies.

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4. Get plenty of sleep

Children need between 9 and 14 hours of sleep a day depending on their age. Lack of sleep can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of getting sick.

5. Air it out

The chilly air and winter cold would make most close their windows with the heat on, but this could be causing sickness. Opening your windows will increase airflow and decrease the number of airborne viruses latching onto your kids. The better the ventilation, the less likely the viruses are going to get transmitted from one person to another.