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Sick Toni

There are very few things worse than coming down with the cold and flu, especially during the busy holiday season when time will be spent with friends and family.  This holiday season here are a few tips we follow to avoid getting sick!

  • Get a flu shot.  If you are eligible (agewise, healthwise, etc) to get a flu shot, then head to your local doctor and get one.  It’s definitely the first thing on the list for most people.   I know not everyone is comfortable getting one but if you are one who is, head out now and get it.
  • Wash, Wash, Wash.  It’s not just doctors, before surgery who need to scrub up.  Germ free hands are a big part of flu prevention.  If you can’t get to soap and water keep hand sanitizer on hand for on the go disinfecting.
  • Rest.  Yes, sleep plays an important part of flu prevention.  Your body needs to be on the up and up to have those antibodies to fight sickness, so make sure you are getting enough sleep.  *this is one I need to work on desperately*
  • Hydrate.  Another necessity is making sure you are getting enough fluids, preferably water, to keep your body in prime fighting condition.
  • Don’t spread it.  If you cough or sneeze, you are passing around germs.  Keep tissues handy so you can sneeze/cough into those and trash them so the germs go where they need to go!

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Of course if you think you have the flu, please be sure to head to your doctor to get diagnosed and then stay home at least 24 hours AFTER your fever is gone.  For more tips check out this e-booklet A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season.  Flu season is actually EIGHT months of the year so we want to make sure we take every pre-caution to avoid it, because it’s definitely not fun being sick and it’s even less fun if you have to miss time with family and friends because of it.

What are some tips you have for flu/cold prevention?

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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  1. 1

    Yikes. I didn’t realize hydration was such a factor. I’m bad at drinking water, terrible at it. I’m good at washing hands a lot though!
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    Washing hands is the bg one for me! So important.
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    Oh how I hate getting sick!!! I love EmergenC it really helps if you feel something coming on to take and hopefully nip it before it starts!!!
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    I need to increase my water intake. Thanks for the reminder!
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    I SHOULD get the flu shot but M did get it.. I’m hoping it passes us this year.
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    I’m truly sick for the first time in years. Not the flu, but on antibiotics!
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    Great tips! All three of my kids are sick right now. It’s not the flu, but they’re so miserable. I agree that everyone should really try to avoid germs!
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    I always make sure to wash my hands frequently. I tell my kids to do the same, too!
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  9. 9

    Rest! That is something I need to do more of!
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  10. 10

    Wash hands all the time!!

  11. 11

    These are great tips. I just got over something a few weeks ago, and don’t want it coming back anytime soon.
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  12. 12

    Great tips I’m sure I’ll be making use of soon.

  13. 13

    How funny that I just came across your post, I am writing a post for staying healthy this winter!
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  14. 14

    I’m a big believer in flu shots and hand washing!
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    I really need to work on getting more sleep- and I need to head in for my flu shot before it’s too late!
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    I get a flu shot every year and luckily I have been pretty lucky.
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    Washing hands is always a must.

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    Poooor Toni! Thanks for the tips! <3<3
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