Keeping your family healthy and avoiding illness can be a difficult task, especially during cold and flu season. However, there are some simple steps you can take to help reduce the likelihood of your family getting sick. Here are some tips to help keep your family healthy:
- Encourage proper hand hygiene
Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Encourage your family members to wash their hands frequently, especially before eating, after using the bathroom, and after being in public places. Make sure everyone uses warm water and soap, and lathers their hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing.
- Practice good respiratory hygiene
Respiratory infections such as colds and the flu are often spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. Encourage your family members to cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, either with a tissue or by coughing into their elbow. Teach children to dispose of used tissues properly and to wash their hands afterwards.
- Keep your home clean
Regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as countertops, doorknobs, faucets and light switches can help reduce the spread of germs. Use a disinfectant cleaner or wipes to clean these surfaces, and make sure to wash any towels, bedding, or other items that may have come into contact with germs.
4. Limit close contact with sick individuals
If someone in your family or community is sick, try to limit close contact with them as some illnesses can be spread through physical contact.
- Encourage healthy habits
A healthy lifestyle can help boost the immune system and reduce the likelihood of illness. Encourage your family members to eat a balanced diet, get regular exercise, and get enough sleep.
By following these tips, you can help reduce the likelihood of your family getting sick and promote a healthy household.
To your Balanced health,
The Balanced Company