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How To Stay Healthy and Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

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Getting Sick This Winter

Winter can be a difficult time for lots of reasons. It’s cold, it’s dark out, and you might be dealing with lots of allergies and other issues that make you feel lousy. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to stay healthy this winter—and avoid getting sick.

Change your sheets frequently.

  • Wash your hands before changing sheets and pillowcases every week.
  • Make sure the sheets are clean by washing them in hot water with detergent, then drying them on a regular cycle for 30 minutes or longer (if possible).

To disinfect mattresses that cannot be washed, use a bleach solution (1 part bleach to 10 parts water) and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off with clean water.

Get a flu shot.

The best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting a flu shot. This is especially important this winter because there are so many people around you that could get sick, and they’re more likely to spread their germs than usual.

You can get a flu shot at your local pharmacy or health clinic. It’s also important that you get your annual vaccination before November 30th, so if you don’t have time for an appointment right now (which is unlikely), call ahead and ask about having vaccines delivered right to your door!

Keep your hands clean.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, then dry them thoroughly.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to a sink.
  • Open the door before turning on the light, especially if you’ll be using it as a chair or stool. If you can’t do so safely and comfortably, use an assistant or someone outside of your house who can open doors for you (and make sure they close them behind themselves).
  • Don’t touch your face or mouth until after washing up! This includes eating healthy foods—when we eat something with germs on our fingers and then put those things into our mouths they could make us sick quicker than usual because our immune system has been weakened by lack of sleep/lack of food intake over winter break (or even just being sick for a long time).

When you’re sick, stay home.

It’s a simple rule: when you’re sick, don’t go out to work. Don’t go to school. Don’t go grocery shopping and buy food that can make your symptoms worse (like raw vegetables). And don’t leave the house! This is especially true if other people nearby may catch whatever it is that’s going around on their bodies—you do not want them carrying around germs as well!

If possible and safe for both yourself and others around you, try not even getting near anyone else at all until things calm down again with new medications or some other treatment option has helped ease symptoms enough so that they won’t bother anyone else too much anymore either way.”

Keep an eye on what you eat.

  • Avoid foods that are known to cause food poisoning.
  • Avoid foods that are known to cause allergic reactions.
  • Avoid foods that are known to cause stomachs upset, such as spicy foods and alcohol combined with fatty meals or snacks late at night.
  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables (including vitamin C-rich ones), whole grains, and lean protein sources like fish or chicken breast meat instead of red meat every day; avoid processed meats like ham sandwiches because they can make you sicker than raw bacon! And don’t forget about dairy products: they contain calcium which helps build strong bones! If you’re not getting enough vitamins & minerals in your diet then consider taking supplements instead during this period when everyone else seems busy preparing for winter weather conditions but still needs something sweet like an ice cream cone afterward 🙂

Avoid the things that make you sick.

  • Avoid the people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often to avoid spreading germs.
  • Eat healthy food and get enough sleep.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes, which can make you sick too!

Sleep is the best medicine.

Sleep is essential to your health and well-being, and getting enough of it can help prevent sickness. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that adults get at least 7 hours of sleep each night, but if you’re not getting enough sleep or having trouble sleeping at night, there are things you can do to improve your sleep quality. You should:

  • Go to bed early on weeknights so you can wake up naturally in the morning without an alarm clock buzzing in your ear. Try going to bed by 10 PM if this is possible; otherwise, try going to bed earlier than usual on weekends so that daylight savings time doesn’t throw off your schedule too much.[1] If necessary, use an alarm clock set for a specific time such as 7 AM instead of an hour later than usual like 8 AM – just make sure there’s no jarring sound involved before setting it off!

Don’t overdo it with hand sanitizer.

If you’re a germophobe, hand sanitizer can be a godsend. It’s quick and easy to use, and it kills germs on contact. But as with all things in life, there are drawbacks to using too much hand sanitizer—and one of them is dry skin.

If you’re constantly putting your hands under running water for washing up after touching raw chicken or unwashed fruits or vegetables (or anything else), this will keep your skin hydrated and healthy. But if you’re using too much hand sanitizer throughout the day (or at night), this may lead to an unpleasant tingling sensation that makes it harder for us to fall asleep at night because your hands feel so dry!

Use natural remedies when possible.

  • Herbal remedies are a great way to boost your immune system. Turmeric, ginger, and garlic have been used for centuries as antimicrobial agents.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The more vitamin C you get from fresh produce, the better you’ll fight off colds and flu viruses.
  • Stay away from alcohol; it makes you more susceptible to illnesses like the common cold by lowering your resistance levels.

You can get through winter without getting sick by following these easy tips!

  • Stay healthy.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat healthily and avoid fast food or junk food, which are both high in calories, salt, and sugar.
  • Wash your hands often (especially after using the bathroom).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth often (avoid kissing if possible).
  • Avoid people with colds/flu symptoms like sneezing or coughing because these can spread germs around quickly!


Even though it’s cold, you can still get sick if you don’t take the right precautions. We hope that these tips will help keep you healthy throughout the winter months!

Ashley Mendez
Ashley Mendez

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