Earlier this week, my husband and I got a bad flu bug that just crept up on us. The only thing to do was to crawl back into bed, rest, drink fluids, and treat the fever and nausea. It’s just that time of year, with extreme cold weather, and fatigue from the busyness of the holiday season – our bodies are more susceptible to sickness.
How do you know you are coming down with a flu and cold?
Common signs of the flu and cold include the obvious cough, scratchy throat, congestion, runny nose, and even the subtle signs like fatigue, aches, pains and fever. It’s important to listen to your body and know when it’s telling you to slow down. As soon as you start to feel something coming on, use an all-in-one pain, fever and nausea reliever, such as Gravol™ Multi-symptom™. With naturally-sourced ginger and willowbark, it will help fight off that awful Canadian cold, without leaving you feeling drowsy.
Even though it’s cold out, keeping warm is key! Curl up into a nice cozy wool blanket with a hot cup of herbal tea; one of our favourite recipes at home is a homemade Ginger Apple Tea, it’s very soothing. Along with having a relaxing and calming effect it can also help with congestion and a sore throat.
Sleep is one of the most important rituals that your body needs to restore energy. The more the better!
So when you’re starting to feel a little under the weather, sit back and relax – your body is telling you that it needs rest!
If you can, try to take morning and afternoon naps, even short ones will have an impact on restoring your health.
How does your family fight the flu and cold season? Share your tips!
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