**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO SHEILA!**
It’s close to that time of year again… cold and flu season. And with kids going back to school, germs are gonna be in full swing! There are several things you can do to minimize your risk of getting sick though, so make sure to instill these good habits in your children as well:
Take probiotics. “A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn’t last as long.”
Get lots of Vitamin D. If you aren’t able to get out in the sun, make sure to eat lots of foods high in Vitamin D (like fish, milk, and eggs), or take supplements.
Take Care of Your Body. Eat healthy, sleep well, and get lots of exercise.
Wash Your Hands. Especially teach your children to do so after touching “high risk” things, using the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, and before eating.
Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth. This will minimize the spreading of germs, a good habit to teach your children. Though seemingly impossible, I know!
Cover Sneezes & Coughs The Right Way. Don’t use your hand to catch the spray, always cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm.
To help get you on your way to a healthier season, Seventh Generation is giving away a Back To School Gift Pack to one of my lucky readers, which includes: a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one that you might like to donate to your child’s classroom or Sunday School), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels.
1.) Simply leave a comment telling me what you do to stay well during cold and flu season.
2.) Add my Button to your sidebar, then leave a comment here letting me know you did, with a link to your blog. If you already have my button, let me know!
3.) Post something about this giveaway on your blog. Then come back here and leave a separate comment telling me you blogged about it, with a link to your post.
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6.) Become a fan on Facebook, and post something on your wall about the giveaway. If you’re already a fan, then tell your FB friends about the giveaway!
Open to US and Canada.
I will choose one random winner on Monday, Aug 16th at 9 pm, EST. I’ll post the winner here once a name has been drawn, and notify the winner via email, so make sure to leave a valid email address. The winner will need to respond to my email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be drawn.