Softness Worth Sharing: 5 Ways to Prep Your Family for Cold & Flu Season

By  October 11, 2011

Keep your family healthy and happy this cold and flu season by following these five simple tips.

Wash Your Hands
Teach your kids to wash their hands frequently with warm water and antibacterial soap. This is one of the easiest, most effective ways to discourage the spread of germs, colds, and flus. And be sure to practice what you preach.

Keep a Clean Home
Sanitize the surfaces in your kitchen, bathroom, and other shared areas with disinfectant sprays and cleaners. This will help kill germs before they cause you and your family to get sick.

Healthy, Balanced Diets
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and high in minerals and vitamins will help to boost your immune system. Taking a daily multivitamin can also help to keep your body in tip-top condition.

Stay Hydrated
Drinking water helps to naturally flush the body of toxins. Instead of sodas and sugary beverages, encourage your kids to opt for good old H20.

Get Plenty of Z’s
The body needs at least eight hours of sleep every night to repair and replenish itself. Without sufficient shut-eye, your immune system is weakened, making it harder to fight colds, flu, and other opportunistic diseases. So make sure you and your children get to bed early every night.

Now go to Kleenex.com to share the softness with someone you love.