July 9, 2012
If your home is your castle, fortify it against winter’s ever present colds and flus this season with these top tips from White Pages®.
Boosting the health of your household involves more than providing lemon drinks and chicken soup – think holistically to keep your family’s health on track.
With thousands of different cold and flu strains out there, avoiding getting sick in the first place is often the easiest way to set up the health of your house.
If you haven’t already, book the family in for their flu vaccinations. Make an appointment with your regular doctor, entering their name and suburb location into White Pages® Business Search to get their contact details. Work with your children’s doctor to sort out any niggling complaints – once the first cold starts going around, these small sneezes and wheezes could become much worse.
A healthy immune system equals a healthy child and it is easy to boost immunity with a good diet. Good quality fruits and vegetables, including lots of leafy greens, are great for preventing a range of issues. Try to eat seasonally – in-season produce not only tastes better, but it is also healthier, fresher and supports local farmers. Check out this handy Seasonal Food Guide for a list of what is in season in your state.
Halt the spread of germs into your home by educating your children on good hygiene. Promote handwashing before and after eating, wiping up sneezes with a tissue binned immediately afterwards and keeping the kids’ hands away from their eyes and mouths during flu season.
With scientists seeing a growing link between good health and feelings of peace, fulfillment and happiness, boosting the number of smiles among your brood could just be your secret weapon for keeping them healthy.
This winter, dedicate a weekend to indulging in whatever it is that your family loves best. Why not tick off an activity on this list of Australia’s top winter attractions? With Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Pixar’s Scottish themed Brave all due out over winter, consider a trip to the movies.
Whatever path you choose to go down this winter, White Pages® hopes it keeps your family happy and healthy.