When you are a mom, constantly running around all day, taking your kids here and there while you and your kids are interacting with so many people everyday, the flu is almost inevitable. Some people’s families plan on being sick for almost an entire month while the flu runs its course through the whole family. Some families are lucky to have mild flu cases, but for some, the flu is not something they can afford to get. Single mothers, or families who heavily rely on the mother, do not have time to take a sick day. Here are some ways to help keep your body healthy and to give it the extra immune boost you need to not slow down your day while keeping the flu away.
Get Those 8 Hours of Sleep In
The most effective way to keep your body fully and properly functioning is to make sure that you are getting at least 8 hours of interrupted sleep every night. Amazing things happen when we sleep. While we sleep, your body is able to repair itself on a cellular level and recover from the day to day stress by increasing the amount of collagen production. Collagen is what repairs our cells. Stress is a common and natural part of living, but in order to manage stress in a healthy way, sleep is key. Lack of sleep will increase our cortisol levels, which are the stress hormones, causing us to get sick very easily.
Stick With The Healthy Foods
As mothers, we tend to take care of everyone first before ourselves, often leaving no time to take care of ourselves at all. If you are determined to not get sick, taking care of yourself is an important step. Making sure that you are eating healthy is important. We know that the quickest food that you can grab and go is often the least healthy option. If you struggle with finding time to eat healthy, try meal prepping. Foods that can be healthy and easy could be things like, breakfast burritos, cheese sticks, grapes, fruits, and nuts. Foods high in antioxidants will be the ones that really keep the sicknesses away such as blueberries and spinach. Try a green smoothie to start your day! They are very yummy and loaded with antioxidants.
Vitamins are great and highly effective at helping our bodies to stay healthy and away from sicknesses, however oral vitamins are mostly expelled through our pee after our bodies digest them, meaning only a small fraction of them are actually staying in our bodies. When we take vitamins intravenously through IV therapy, the vitamins go directly to your bloodstream, helping your body to use all the vitamins there. Some of the best vitamins that keep the sicknesses away are vitamin C and glutathione. Glutathione and vitamin C are both powerful antioxidants which repair our cells and flush out the free radicals and toxins from our body. These powerful vitamins and glutathione can flush out toxins such as germs and flu viruses.
Keep Proper Hygiene
It is often impossible to make sure our busy children are keeping proper hygiene by washing their hands, but you can help! Before meals, remind your kids that they should wash their hands to get rid of any germ that may be sticking around trying to get them sick. Another way you can help would be to make sure their clothes are washed often and that they are showering to wash away the germs of the day.