During the school year, kids are exposed to many germs daily. This is particularly true in the fall and winter months. While it's impossible to avoid germs altogether, there are some things you can do to help boost your immune system and avoid sickness. With a healthy immune system, even if you do catch a bug, it's likely that the symptoms will be milder than they would be with a weakened immune system.
Wash Your Hands
Get Your Nutrients
Get Your Exercise
Another thing to keep in mind is that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Getting some form of exercise, particularly cardio, a few times a week can keep your heart in optimal shape. It can also help keep you at a healthy weight, which can reduce the risk of multiple health issues. A membership to the gym can be beneficial if you are looking for something that gets you out of the house and provides a variety of exercise equipment. However, this is not necessary in order to have a good exercise routine. You can do workouts at home, whether it's by walking through your neighborhood or finding some workout videos online.
Stay Home When Sick
Of course, you and your children are bound to have colds and illnesses from time to time. When this happens, it's best to stay home whenever possible. This is to avoid spreading the illness to other people. This is especially important if you are running a fever, vomiting, or have an infectious cough. It may be tempting to give your child cold medicine and send them to school so you don't have to miss work. You should realize that even when the symptoms are masked, it is still likely they will pass their germs to others.
These are a few of the ways you and your children can stay healthy, even during the school year. Between avoiding germs as much as possible by doing things like washing your hands, and taking care of your body to keep your immune system working well, can improve the chances of staying healthy throughout the school year.