It’s that gorgeous time of year where the leaves are falling, the weather is getting nice and cool, and every other person you run into is sniffling and sneezing.
Little Miss R has caught her first cold of the season and was heartbroken when we told her tonight that there was no medicine to make her nose better. :(
Since I’m still healthy *knock on wood* I decided a little information on how to stay that way may be beneficial to all of us!
How To Avoid Catching the Common Cold
- Wash Up: One of the most well known ways to avoid catching cold is frequent and thorough hand washing.
- Don’t Cover Your Mouth: At least, don’t cover up with your hands! Instead, sneeze or cough into a tissue and throw it away.
- Face Off: Keep your hands off of your face! Cold and flu viruses enter your body through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Touching their faces is the major way children catch colds and a key way they pass colds on to their parents.
- Eat Your Phytos: Foods containing phytochemicals, such as dark green, red and yellow fruits and vegetables, have natural chemicals that give us the vitamins we need for a supercharged boost.
- Stay Active: The more active people are, the fewer colds they get. Among those who work out at least four times a week, 20 percent say they never get colds. Researchers from The American Journal of Medicine hypothesize that each bout of exercise may boost virus-fighting cells called leukocytes.
These are pretty good tips for life, when you think about it. Eat fruits and veggies, stay active and wash your hands! Here’s to healthy, happy winters for all of us!