Way to Stay Healthy & Well During the Winter

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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With the colder weather upon us, it brings many changes.  The beautiful colors of fall quickly fade away and turn into piles of brown leaves on the floor.  Eventually the ground is covered in a soft white blanket.  One beauty fads into another.

While white beauty is blown in with winter, so are the cold and flu season.  Personally, it is one season I would be happy to skip, cold & flu season, not winter.  Some people may think I am crazy, but I am willing to do whatever it takes so we can hopefully stay well (or mainly well) during the cold weather season.

Here are some rather basic reminders of things we can do to try to stay well during winter weather season.

  1. Wash. Wash. Wash. Wash your hands as often as you can, especially any time you are in a public place.
  2. When in public, try not to touch handles or door knobs with your bare hands.  After you get use to it, it doesn’t seem so weird to use a tissue or paper towel.  Less hand to hand contact, less germs your body has to fight off.
  3. Avoid touching your face.  It is so hard to do but try to keep your hands, and your little one’s hands off their faces.
  4. Get plenty of rest.  If you are well rested than your body can better fight off germs.
  5. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy.  We all know this but it is important to give our bodies what it really needs to stay healthy.
  6. Replace your toothbrushes often.
  7. Disinfect objects in your home that are frequently handled, such as the remote, telephones, door knobs and light switches.
  8. Carry hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes with you and use them after you touch objects in public if hand washing isn’t an option.

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Sometimes we can do all the above and still come down with illnesses but practicing good hygiene with healthy essentials will help ward off those nasty germs from deciding to take up residence with our bodies as their hosts.

What other tips do you have to stay healthy during the winter?

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