How to Avoid the Cold & Flu Season
This year, the landscape of the cold and flu season will look a little different amidst the surging pandemic we are still experiencing. However one thing will not change, the ways in which we can keep ourselves safe from the ‘regular’ cold and flu, some of which have now been ingrained in our everyday practices.
The practice of hand washing has become more important than ever now with Covid on the rise, but it has always been an important part of hygiene and a great way to keep healthy. For those of us who do not always have soap and water available these pocket sized antibacterial gel or spray bottles will fit nicely into your purse or pocket to help keep you safe!
One thing that has been proven to keep people healthy is taking a daily dose of Vitamin C! Never miss a dose when you’re on the go with this handy mini pill container that is also a keychain! Did you know that “benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling” (webmd.com)?
Another item we have become accustomed to not leaving the house without is a mask. Whether it is a disposable mask, or a 2-ply mask that has a filter insert, masks can also be a key item to protect us from cold and flu germs.
If you are starting to feel like something is off, it is important to take your temperature before leaving the house to go into a public space or work. An oral digital thermometer or infrared touchless thermometers are an important tool to have at home on hand.
And if you do find yourself needing a sick day, there’s no better medicine than some good old fashioned TLC! Grab a cup of soup in this handy and portable soup mug or some hot cocoa in a stylish travel mug, and wrap up with a comfy polar fleece blanket and get comfortable in front of a fire (or TV to binge watch your favourite show)!
Take care of yourself!