With the flu season ever approaching you will want to prepare yourself and your children. The worst thing that can happen during the holiday season is for your child to come down with a cold or the flu. It doesn't make for a happy holiday! There is simply too much going on for anyone to be sick in bed.
There are a few things you can easily do at home to be prepared. It all starts with you and their lifestyle. So let's take a look if your daily routines are ready to fight the flu season. A big advantage of doing the steps below is that your child and family will be better able to fight any disease or infection that may come their way.
1. Teaspoon of raw honey. Honey, pure honey that is, not heat-treated honey, is the perfect natural immunity booster for your child. This herbal remedy contains healing properties that have been known for centuries. Just a teaspoon a day keeps the doctor away!
2. Keep active. Exercise is a great way to boost the immune system, so having your kid remain active and stay in shape allows their immune system to run at peak capacity. Now exercise does not necessarily mean thirty minute workouts or going to the gym. Simply having them run around playing with friends is great exercise. But if they are going to be playing out in the snow make sure they are wearing the appropriate clothing.
3. Fruits and vegetables. Another method for boosting your child's immune system is to feed them plenty of fruits and vegetables. Healthy foods contain essential vitamins and minerals needed for a strong immune system. So making sure their diet is a healthy one you can boost their immunity naturally.
4. Rest. Getting plenty of rest is yet another major component of keeping your children healthy. While exercise is important, recharging after an action packed day is equally as important. If they do not get enough sleep, their body will not be as recharged as it should be and will not be able to fight off the flu as well as it should.
5. Keep their hands clean. Kids love running around and they love to touch anything and everything. Therefore, make sure they wash their hands regularly to prevent them from picking up something particularly nasty. When germs invade their body, it is the immune system that fights them off. However, if their immune system has been compromised, it makes it easier for the flu to take hold. So keeping their hands clean can go a long way towards preventing any infections.