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We have had some crazy fall weather around here lately. And by that I mean, we really haven’t seen fall yet. I’m still wearing my shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. The leaves on the trees in my front yard aren’t even changing colour!!! But you and I both know that sweater weather, sore throats, and runny noses are right around the corner. And that means cold and flu season are on the way.
Now some people I know think, either I get the flu or I don’t. There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s just dumb luck – or the lack thereof. But I’m here to tell you that there are easy ways to protect you and your family. Did you know that not only are there things you can do to help keep colds and flu at bay but that with proper care and a lot of TLC, it’s possible to say goodbye to the symptoms in as little as 3 days? It’s true!
5 Easy Tips for Facing Cold and Flu Season with Confidence:
1. You know, we all know the basics of staying as healthy as possible.
We’ve been hearing about them our whole lives. Let’s start with healthy eating. Our bodies need the right fuel in order to stay functioning at peak. That means maintaining a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. That’s what we should be aiming for, right? But sometimes it’s hard to keep up and give your body all its recommended nutrients. To help keep pace with your hectic schedule, take a multivitamin to help support your immune system. My favourites are the Vitafusion™ Men’s and Women’s Complete Multivitamin – they come in an easy-to-take gummy format and taste delicious.
2. Along with healthy eating, we all know we need to keep moving every day.
But many of us think of it as something for our muscles. For our joints. For our hearts. Exercise goes beyond that though. It helps to keep our immune systems healthy and our stress levels low. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Take a brisk walk, do some yoga, spend half an hour at the gym, put on some music and dance away. Every little bit counts!
3. Get plenty of rest.
I don’t just mean AFTER you get sick – although of course, it’s important then. But you need to be sure you’re getting enough rest all the time. Being overtired can put stress on your system and weaken your immunity. That can lead to colds and flu.
4. Drink plenty of fluids.
Again, this is really important both before and after you get sick. Drinking plenty of water helps to prevent dehydration and keep your immune system functioning well. Once you get sick, fluids will help soothe a sore throat, loosen congestion and flush out any bacteria in your system. They will help replace fluids lost from a fever or respiratory infection and keep you from getting dehydrated.
5. Take care of yourself if you get sick.
Keep plenty of tissue nearby, enjoy a movie marathon and recover with Gravol™ Multi-symptom Cold & Fever. This natural health product is an all-in-one anti-nauseant, pain reliever and fever reducer. The medicinal ingredients that make this formula so effective are Ginger and Willow Bark extracts, traditional herbal medicines used for centuries. And be sure you see a doctor if needed. The symptoms of different viruses and bacterial infections can be very similar and often confusing, which is why it’s important to know when to see a doctor. If you don’t start to feel better after a few days, your symptoms worsen or you’re in a high-risk group to develop flu symptoms , you should see your doctor.
Antibiotics are great at fighting the bad bacteria that makes you sick, but for some women, they can also affect good bacteria (also known as vaginal flora) making them susceptible to bacterial vaginosis (BV), which causes discomfort, discharge and itching. If you’re prone to BV when taking a prescription medication, try RepHresh™ Pro-B Probiotic. Just 1 oral capsule daily while using oral antibiotics can help treat bacterial vaginosis and help maintain vaginal flora in a normal range.