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Cold and flu season is here, have you been hit yet?
We’ve been to this circus already and know that being prepared is the best bet when it comes to illness. With a house full of kids and the local neighbourhood kids enjoying daily games of basketball in front of our house we’re one Kleenex away from having a sign outside that says ‘step right up for your cold and flu’.
A Few Solutions to Try This Cold and Flu Season
While you might not be able to prevent yourself from getting sick in the first place, there are things you can do to feel better and get back on your feet sooner.
- Clear your nose
Having a blocked nose can be one of the worst parts about being sick. If cold medications still leave you feeling stuffed up, try pairing them with a saline spray like hydraSense®. hydraSense® is 100% naturally sourced sea water that is clinically proven to help get rid of nasal congestion so you can breathe better and concentrate on getting the rest you need.
- Clean up your act
This one is often overlooked! Keep anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer within reach on sick days to avoid leaving germs on the surfaces in your home. The last thing you want to do is spread sickness to your friends and family members. You’ll feel better knowing you’re keeping your germs to yourself.
- Take a hike
Did you know that light exercise can help to relieve congestion when you have a cold? Instead of staying cooped up inside, a brisk walk can help you feel restored. Just make sure you don’t overdo it.
You can also get relief from using an all natural heated or cooled therapeutic pillow with calming lavender scent like this one. For aches and pains you can heat it up to soothe and relieve tension or use it cold for night sweats.
- Put your sore throat on ice
Sucking on ice chips can help temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat by numbing and calming some of the inflammation causing your pain. Other ways to soothe a sore throat include gargling warm salt water or sipping on a warm herbal tea.
- Give yourself a (delicious!) boost
When you’re sick, making nutritious meals may feel like more of a chore. If your sick-day meals are more microwave friendly than health conscious, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need with a multivitamin. If you’re not a fan of pills, try One A Day® Gummies. They taste great and help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
For some added Vitamin C, pop Redoxon® into a ½ glass of cold water. It fizzes up into a tasty drink full of zinc and vitamin C, you get 10 oranges worth of vitamin C in one tablet†!
Remember, the last thing you want to do when you’re sick is go to the store. So, stock up today to get ready for the winter. What is on your “must have” list for a sick day.
We have partnered up with Bayer Canada to give away an amazing cold and flu essentials kit like the one pictured (ARV $85). Winner must be a Canadian resident, excluding Quebec.
†Equivalent to the vitamin C of 10 raw oranges. Data on file. When diet is not enough – Redoxon is not meant to replace food.