How to avoid getting sick this cold and u season

How to avoid getting sick this cold and
flu season

As the weather gets colder, it seems like everyone around you is getting sick. You don’t want to get
sick and you don’t want your kid to get sick either. Here are some tips for avoiding germs and
staying healthy

Get your flu shot (or spray)

Getting a yearly u shot can help protect you from the germs you will inevitably be exposed to.
Everyone 6 months or older can get the vaccine. If your kid doesn’t like needles, don’t worry. The
American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that the nasal vaccine is just as effective.

2.Wash your hands

While washing your hands to avoid germs seems obvious, it’s something that is easily forgotten.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and teach your kids to do
the same. It prevents the spread of germs.

3.Get enough sleep

When you’re feeling worn out, your immune system is too. Make sure your kids stick to a set
bedtime. It may be tempting to stay up late after putting them to bed, but make sure you’re getting
enough sleep too.

4.Disinfect the Area

Use wipes or spray that include alcohol or bleach to wipe down tables, keyboards, desks and other
frequently used surfaces. Germs can linger there if they are not cleaned.

5.Eat a healthy diet

Eat a diet high in vitamins and ber. It can help keep you healthy and at your best. As a result, your
body will be more ready to ght of germs and you’ll be more likely to stay healthy.

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/stopping-germs#3

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324422#disinfecting-surfaces

NJFamily Magazine- November 2019- “Flu Fighters”

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