Being sick is never fun, especially when you need to look after the rest of the family as well. A pre-emptive strike against colds and flu is therefore necessary for a less stressful flu season, and getting the whole family involved is a must.
“When cold and flu season is around the corner we tend to stock up on everything and anything that can make us feel better when we are sick, but looking after ourselves before we get sick is the most important thing you can do,” says Carla Yssel, brand manager for Linctagon. “Educating yourself on how to keep you and your family healthy, and what you should be doing and not doing is a necessity.”
Yssel provides the following 5 tips on how to make it through flu and cold season:
1. Wash your hands
We use our hands for almost everything – typing on our computers, opening and closing doors, shaking hands, and pushing a trolley. These are the types of places that germs can be found and it is because of this that washing our hands regularly, or using a hand sanitiser should become common, everyday practice.
2. Cover your mouth
When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, and once you are finished be sure to throw the tissue away as soon as possible. There is no need to hang on to a dirty tissue – this is how germs can spread.
3. Get enough sleep
Not getting enough sleep can suppress your immune system function, and your immune system is needed to help keep colds and flu at bay. So early nights are the key to keeping you healthy.
4. Eat healthy food, and drink fluids
Getting enough vitamins from fresh fruit and vegetables helps to keep your immune system in tip top shape, and washing it down with water stops your body from becoming dehydrated.
5. Strike early
If you do happen to feel the first symptoms of a cold, use Linctagon® Effervescent to help get over colds quicker than usual. The effervescent products contain the active ingredient Pelargonium sidoides and through its active support can shorten the duration of the common cold as well as reduce the severity of symptoms with the added Vitamins A and C, anti-inflammatory MSM and immunity-enhancer Zinc.