Stay Well Tips for Cold & Virus Season

With the coronavirus outbreak and world panic, it’s no wonder more and more of you are wondering what to do to stay well. As a partial introvert/extrovert, I tend to enjoy my introverted lifestyle because it keeps me home more often than not.

My children homeschool both old school homeschool and online, so they don’t come into major contact with the public either.

During cold and virus season I generally stick even closer to home. I always purchase liquid antibacterial handsoap for my home anyway, so that’s no different than what one would recommend during this coronavirus outbreak.

I’ll be honest, I’m a little nervous about how close to home this virus outbreak has come. The other night I came to realize that a person with the coronavirus kept going to work or a party for employees and such even though they were told to stay home.

While I don’t know the entire story, this person came into contact with more people than they should have. They knew that they had contracted the coronavirus and they attend an event anyway.

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I know so many family and friends that go there.

Not cool.

Kinda too close to home for comfort.

With that being said, I’m not one to panic completely. I admittedly had a little anxiety attack last night knowing that someone close to me goes to regular appointments at Dartmouth.

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Since the media is famous for using scare tactics, hatred, and just plain nutty stuff to get the public going all crazy, I tend to ignore them and do my own research. Since I am not a medical professional I am unable to share any major details about the coronavirus outbreak or details of the virus, but I can tell you what we do every day to stay well during the cold and virus season.

Stay Well Tips for Cold & Virus Season

Do Not Panic

Freaking out and heading to the store to shop like you’re about to get a snowstorm or hurricane isn’t going to help you stay well for cold and virus season. Stores are running out of bottled water, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and the list goes on.

Try to remain calm and realize that any decisions or purchases made during a panic mood will only lead to disaster in many ways. Breathe. Pause. Then research.

Boost Your Immune System

Try to remember that people who tend to die or become hospitalized from conditions like the coronavirus tend to have a compromised immune system or are older or younger people. Our senior citizens, already sick community members, and very young children are more susceptible to worse case scenarios.

Try to focus on your immune system by boosting it with some vitamin C like oranges or a supplement that’s full of Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Practice Good Sanitary Rules

Wash your hands. Cover your mouth. Sneeze into your arm. Do not touch a public area with your hands and then touch your face. Wash your hands after you leave a public space so that you’re not bringing along more germs to your vehicle or home.

I mean these good sanitary rules are things that I regularly do but tend to focus on more frequently and go “overboard” with during cold and virus season.

Stop Freaking Out

I read an article by BBC that is saying the coronavirus is causing a ridiculous increase in hand sanitizer sales and that store shelves are empty when consumers go to buy their regular groceries. I mean this panic is getting a bit out of control.

Toilet paper, milk, and water are not going to keep you protected from a virus outbreak. Try to be smart and pause before spending money that needs to go towards bills or other financial duties at home!

Does vitamin C help fight viruses?

According to this website, Vitamin C does help fight colds, viruses and similar diseases. People who have consumed vitamin C through supplements, foods or however else you can get Vitamin C have seen a decrease in the length of colds, flu, and virus.

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In conclusion, it’s important to take precautions to stay safe as you would during the flu season. The coronavirus has a lot of unknowns, yes, but at some point in our past history so did influenza.

Do me a favor and try to do things that will keep germs from getting into your mouth and nose.

Try to boost your immune system with vitamin C or elderberry products.

Above all else, stay calm.

Your kids don’t need to have an anxiety attack because their parents are out of control freaking about the coronavirus.

Pause.

Research.

Be proactive.

Stay well.

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