(Closed) Wellness Tips for Cold & Flu Season

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Thank you for posting this!  I will have to give the smoothie a try.  EVERYONE in my office is dying right now, and I haven’t gotten my flu shot yet (shame on me), but I’ve been washing my hands like crazy and using clorox wipes on every surface each morning.  And I’m really trying not to touch my face!  I have a bad habit of picking on my skin, so I’m hoping the threat of illness will help me curb that habit (so its a win-win!).

Thinking healthy thoughts…

Post # 4
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9489 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@megz06:  Funny enough I don’t take much care to follow 1-3 but I do #4 (I drink a lot at work) and #5.  I LOOVE green smoothes (but I haven’t had one in months Frown)

Otherwise, I exercise 3-5 days a week.  Every week.  I eat fast food maybe 2-3 times a year (the burger/fry/grease kind) and I don’t eat out for dinner much.  I know I don’t get the recommended amounts of veggies/fruits some days (I go through cycles) but I don’t eat complete crap either. 

I’m almost convinced regular exercise (3-5 times a week for…almost 9 years now!) helps me more than anything else.

I have never had the flu (or a flu shot) and rarely I will get the occasional sore throat.  I’ve never had to miss work for an illness, only for a migraine.

So I highly recommend regular exercise! Smile

Post # 5
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10568 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you’re in an office or something, clean commonly touched shared surfaces like door handles, shared keyboards/mouse, phones etc. especially if someone has been sick!

Post # 6
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2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Another tip: I take echinecea shots whenever I’m feeling under the weather & it usually clears up within a day or two. I get mine from the local co-op & while it tastes horrible it really does the trick! combine that with some airborne or emergen-c!

Post # 7
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Airborne and Emergen-C contain a high amount of sugar so I try to avoid them.

Instead I keep the Zicam chewables (they also have lozenges if you prefer the taste) on hand at all times. The moment I start to feel sick I take one every three hours and I typically feel better within 24-48 hours. It is my go to for this time of year.

 

Post # 8
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4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good tips. I use an alcohol-based sanitizer when I can’t wash my hands and I’m always sucking on Vitamin C drops. 

Post # 9
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580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thanks for the tips! I carry hand sanitizer with me in my purse at all times and am not afraid to apply it frequently. Also, I have no shame in letting others that are sick know that I will not be around them until they have recovered. I’m also avoiding crowds when possible, because I am pregnant. 

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