Recently I shared with our not-so-glamourous New Years Eve/my birthday, in which I spent
the day days in bed with the flu. For myself 2015 started with a literal fresh start as January 1st was the first day I left the quarantine of my room. Out with the old and in the with new!
I wish that I could say that so far our year has been full of health, yet for my kids, this isn’t the case. For weeks now, they’ve passed the flu back and forth, back and forth. Short duration but a repeat offender. Enough already!
In conversations with friends, I found out that many are just plain exhausted this time of year. Tired from the excitement of Christmas, feeling blah over winter and difficult to get back into the swing of routine after the holiday break. It’s exactly this time that we tend to be most prone to getting sick – when you’re feeling a little worn down.
To help start you off on the right foot this year and keep you going through the coldest months I wanted to highlight the symptoms of cold or flu – and what you can do to combat them.
– Common signs of the flu and cold include the obvious cough, scratchy throat, congestion, runny nose, and even the subtle signs like fatigue, aches, pains and fever. It’s important to listen to your body and know when it’s telling you to slow down.
As soon as you start to feel something coming on, use an all-in-one pain, fever and nausea reliever, such as Gravol™ Multi-symptom™. With naturally-sourced ginger and willowbark, it will help fight off that nasty Canadian cold, without leaving you feeling drowsy. Me and the Gravol? Well, we’ve been BFFS lately, it’s been working well to ward of the queasiness.
– Even though it’s cold out, try to keep warm! Curl up into a nice cozy blanket with a hot cup of herbal tea, such as one made from chamomile. This can have a relaxing and calming effect as well as help with congestion and a sore throat.
– Sleep is underrated – plain and simple, but it’s about more than a simple beauty regime. It’s one of the most important rituals that your body needs to restore energy. So when you’re starting to feel a little under the weather, sit back and relax – your body is telling you that it needs rest!
What are some of your ways of fighting the cold and flu?
This is a compensated post yet as always, opinions are my own.