The Winter season is here. It is time for hot chocolate and sporting leather jackets. However, with changing weather, our body also goes through many changes and takes time to adapt to the cool weather and chilly breeze. We can't seem to escape the coughing and sneezing as the cold and flu set in. A typical cold might endure for seven to ten days and spread rapidly to other family members. When this occurs, it may take many weeks for everyone in the family to recover their health. The best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to avoid germs.
Here are some simple yet effective ways to protect your family from the flu this winter:
Wash Your Hands
Given that viruses spread most easily through contaminated hands, this is the greatest strategy to avoid catching a cold. Advise your family to wash their hands frequently, particularly when they are in open spaces, before using the restroom, and before eating. Another efficient method of cleaning your hands of bacteria is to use hand sanitiser.
Practice Good Sneeze Etiquette
One method of transmitting germs is via sneezing. It is important to follow appropriate sneezing manners. It is recommended to sneeze into a disposable tissue. After sneezing into a tissue, wash your hands to add an extra layer of defence. Children should be taught to sneeze into their elbows rather than their hands.
Avoid sharing spoons or water bottles or glasses, especially during the colder months. Often, a person is infectious even if they don't show symptoms. Use paper cups or marked glasses during social events to prevent mix-ups and contact with other people's infections.
All throughout the year, eating healthily is necessary for maintaining good health, but the winter is when it's most important. Add items that strengthen the immune system in your diets such as a variety of fruits and veggies, and especially try to eat more green leafy veggies.
Get Enough Sleep
A healthy lifestyle requires sufficient sleep. Adults require less sleep than children do. Children between the ages of three and six are advised by doctors to get 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night. Older kids require a minimum of nine hours per night. Sleep well to avoid illness because your body needs the energy to fight viruses.