November 23, 1998
Defend your family against colds and flu
Cold and flu experts agree that by following some simple steps, adults, and especially children who are in constant contact with germs during the school year, may be able to stay healthier this cold and flu season.
To help reduce the risk of catching a cold, the experts recommend these simple steps:
If your family is already sniffling and sneezing, try these recovery tips:
- Eat a well-balanced diet, including fruits and vegetables, to maintain overall good health.
- Take plenty of vitamin C by drinking orange juice at breakfast, during lunch, or as an after-school snack to boost the immune system and help ward off viruses.
- Wash hands frequently and keep them away from the face to decrease the contact and spread of germs.
- Keep good personal hygiene such as discarding old toothbrushes after an illness.
- Exercise regularly to build up the immune system. Participate in gym class or play outside during recess.
Following these tips can help prepare your kids for a healthier cold and flu season.
- Drink orange juice for vitamin C and to replenish fluids and nutrients lost during the flu.
- Get plenty of sleep to help fight off viruses, bacteria, and germs.
- Throw away your tissues so you don't spread germs.