I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune Specialty Care. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I absolutely hate being sick, especially with the flu. It’s so completely draining on your body, and you feel like death warmed over for days at a time. The pounding headache, the dizziness, the body aches, the nausea and vomiting. It’s no fun at all. Sure, you get to play hooky from work for a few days, but it’s not like you’re actually enjoying your time off. I’d rather be completely healthy and stuck at work, than I would be at home sick with the flu, any day of the week.
I have always been a freak about washing my hands. I wash them dozens of times each day. Some people give me funny looks and think it’s overkill, but I’d rather be germ-free and healthy. Washing hands is so very important for staying healthy. Now that I have an infant to look out for, I think I wash them even more, and I wash her hands several times per day too! I also try to keep her away from large groups of people as much as possible, where it’s very easy for her to pick up germs and catch something.
We live in Maine where it gets brutally cold during the winter months, so it’s extremely important for us to stay healthy. I recently wrote a post with 10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter. These are all very simple things you can do. In addition to the items mentioned in this list, you may consider getting flu vaccinations for your family.
You can download a free eBooklet, A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season, for more information about the flu and keeping your family healthy.
Also, check out the very informative infographic below!
What steps do you and your family take to prevent the flu?