Dr. Melhem Harmouch
You can contribute in stopping the spread of Flu and cold. No need to lock yourself to avoid a sick colleague, or hinder your child’s daycare. Following these steps might come to an aid.
Step 1: Healthy Habits, Healthy Individual.
Habit #1: Rest well. This is the most crucial habit since sleeping time is recovery time for the body. A body can’t be fighting sickness on little resources. It is important for adults to atleast sleep 7-9 hours and younger individuals to get 10-12 hours daily.
Habit #2: Keep your hands clean. Year around, bacteria and germs make presence around us. However during cold season, we tend to stay more indoors with other people, rendering ourselves more vulnerable to catch the bugs. Ensure that your hands get washed with an antibacterial soap product.This comes in most handy after shaking hands or utilizing office equipment like computers and phones. To get the kids to wash their hands long enough, urge them to wash their hands for as long as it takes to sing their favorite nursery rhyme.
Habit #3 :Keep hydrated. Consume beverages such as water and an assortment of tea to keep the immune system up and going.
STEP 2: Give Your Immune system the Right Fuel
Foods such as greens, leafy vegetables, and low sugar fruits should be your food of choice. Anything that is processed and coming out of a package shouldn’t. To cure sweet cravings, organic honey or dark chocolate (70% and up) could help.
STEP 3: Keep your medications stocked.
Better being safe than sorry, Vitamin C tablet should be kept on retainer so they come handy by taking a dose of 1 gram per day once you do get sick. Keep your house, car, and purse stocked with soft tissue in case of a runny nose. This might also save you when your child has a runny nose. To avoid missing too much work in case your children get sick, keep some cold and flu medications that help alleviate the symptoms so you can be back to the grind in no time.