PREVENTING COLDs & FLU
Prevention is the best cure.
Below are some tips on how to prevent getting the flu or getting sick with a cold. Remember, prevention is the best medicine.
Regular hand washing – after sneezing, after playing, before dinner, etc
Vitamin D – 400 IU/day for children and 1000 IU/day for adults* in the winter
Vitamin C – children 500 mg/day, adults 1000 mg/day* during cold & flu season
Regular exercise – even in cold weather, go outside and move every day
Sleep – adults need 49 hours of sleep a week, children more and a regular bedtime
your body weight in ounces every day (150 lb person = 75 oz water)
Laughter – laughter and play reduce stress; stress increases your chances of catching a disease. Make sure you do what you love!
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