Healthy Habit Thursdays: Dealing With Colds

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AAAAACHOOOOOOO!

How did this happen?

I have a cold!!!!

I never get a cold! 

Well, I guess I should never say never. 🙂

And, I do know how this happened.

We actually have all the necessary “germs” right inside our own nose and throat, waiting for a moment of weakness when the “germs” can breach our immune system and get a foothold.

So, what can we do to improve the odds of staying healthy?

Here are a few tips:

1.   Get enough sleep!  Your body renews and your cells rebuild while you are asleep.

2.   Stay hydrated.

3.   Dress appropriately for the weather…when you feel chilled, beware!  Here in Colorado, we can experience seasons in the space of 24 hours.

4.   Wash your hands often.

For me, drinking LOTS of tea with honey is what helps the most when I do get a cold.  It soothes my throat, clears my nose and seems to shorten the life of the cold.

I’m sure everyone has their own sure-fire remedies.  Please share.

When young children are not feeling well, it is often difficult to keep them quiet and in the house…and giving them their medicine can be a tough task.  There are several picture books and activities in SHOW ME HOW! that would be helpful to use when your children are sick.  Visit my website to get your own copy of this wonderful resource, now on sale till March 9th for half-price.   It’s filled with story summaries and lots of activities…each takes just 15 minutes…15 minutes that can shape your child’s future.

What do you do when your child is ill?

6 thoughts on “Healthy Habit Thursdays: Dealing With Colds

    • I think maybe living healthy is just too simple a concept for many people…modern medicine and technology has veered away from recommending those simple steps first…maybe they think people won’t follow them and would rather “fix” problems with pills and procedures. 😦

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  1. Yep and I need more rest for sure… I have been fighting a cold since my kid got sick last week and I could use more rest. We all can! 🙂
    Thanks Viv and I love that Wellbee photo — so vibrant and upbeat.
    Eliz

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    • Yes, I guess you could say I was off. 🙂 I had to call in sick at work cause I could barely move. 😦 Went to Urgent Care and it is “just” an upper respiratory infection. 🙂 Went home with lots of meds and promised my husband I would refrain from doing ANYTHING except drinking fluids and resting for 24 hours. 😦 So I did, and feel a lot better. 🙂

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