This article on how to keep your family healthy all winter long is sponsored by Quantum Health.
As I sit here getting ready to share this article with you, winter is “officially” a few months away. But this past weekend's cold snap has me really thinking about how I will keep my family healthy all winter. Early last week it was a warm 70 degrees, but the weekend brought highs in the 30's during the day with a brisk wind.. Brr…. I have a bad feeling the weather will yo-yo like this for some time.
Even before winter officially arrives, there are a few things you can start doing to keep your family healthy all winter long. Last year, the flu went through our house again, and again, and again! It was awful!!! I don't want that for you or me, for that matter. Quantum Health provides me with 5 tips that are really simple and can help you and your family stay healthy so you can do more together this winter.
5 simple tips to help keep your family stay healthy all winter long
1. Keep it Clean
Frequently washing hands will help prevent viruses and bad bacteria from getting into your system.
Make sure to lather and wash for at least 30 seconds before eating and after going to the bathroom. Wash under your fingernails too, where germs can easily hide. As a backup, carry hand sanitizer with you for those times you are not able to wash up.
2. Eat Good, Feel Good
Eating healthy goes a long way towards boosting your immune system. Cut back on the sugar and get plenty of vitamins and minerals into your diet. Fresh fruits, veggies, lean meats and fish all contain necessary nutrients to keep you strong and healthy.
3. Relax and Recharge: Don’t let stress get the better of you. Stress not only impairs your immune system but can lead to unhealthy habits. When you find your stress levels are too high, take a moment to relax. Don’t forget to recharge with a good night’s rest too. Getting at least seven hours of sleep will keep your body running right and fighting off germs.
4. Work it: The weather may keep you inside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit some exercise into your day. Get a gym membership, follow an at-home workout routine or shovel snow. Activity as little as 15 minutes each day will strengthen your body to better withstand illness.
5. Think TheraZinc: Even when you think you’ll be fine, it’s always good to get an extra measure of zinc to keep you feeling your best.
Not only are TheraZinc lozenges made up of premium ingredients and flavors, but they are easy to keep on hand for when you need them.
Unfortunately, even when you do everything right, you can still get sick. That’s where Quantum Health comes in with its recently released organic Cough Relief and TheraZinc lozenges. Available in Bing Cherry and Meyer Lemon & Honey flavors, the Cough Relief Lozenges provide soothing relief for when a cough or a sore throat is getting you down. The TheraZinc Lozenges come in Elderberry Raspberry and Blood Orange flavors, and are formulated with zinc gluconate to help support your immune system when your body needs it most.
Disclosure: These tips and compensation were provided by Quantum Health.