During flu and cold season, staying healthy is more important than ever. Even if your family chooses to get the flu vaccination, you can still get sick during this season of viruses. I’ve found that as a busy mom, sometimes trying to keep my kids healthy and flu-free is a full time job itself! Although there are plenty of ways you can reduce your risk of contracting the flu during the winter months, there are three go-to ways I proactively protect my kids and myself from the flu.
- Wash your hands regularly.
Constant hand washing is one of the quickest and most effective ways to reduce the spread of flu germs. Whether we’re at the park or the store, I make an effort to have my kids wash their hands after touching things and before they touch their faces. For busy moms on-the-go, instant hand sanitizer wipes go a long way in keeping everyone germ-free and can easily fit in a purse or pocket.
- Change your clothes when you get home.
When my kids get home from a busy day, one of the first things we do is change our clothes. It’s amazing how many germs latch onto our outfits throughout the day and a simple clothing change can reduce the spread of germs throughout our home. Don’t forget to also wash jackets on a regular basis since germs stick to exterior garments, too.
- Eat a healthy diet.
One of the best and quickest ways to boost your family’s immune system is to eat healthy foods! Instead of grabbing fast food or delving into those tasty desserts, choose green, leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, and lean meats to keep your family’s bodies healthy and at their best.
While it’s never possible to completely prevent the flu, taking every possible step to minimize your family’s health risk will go far in minimizing the effects of the flu on your family.