A Mom’s Guide to Preventing Cold & Flus This Season

Here are 8 tips on boosting your immune system and recovering quickly from illness.

By Maddison Bekolay

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Life as a mom can be a whirlwind of joy, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to staying healthy. Between caring for your little one and managing everyday stressors, it's crucial to prioritize your well-being. That's why we're here to share some practical tips for avoiding sickness and what to do when you inevitably catch a bug. 

1. Prioritize Self-Care to Keep Stress at Bay

We get it. Motherhood can be demanding, but chronic stress can weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to getting sick.

Most of us have heard the saying “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine”. Find ways to naturally lower your stress daily. Create everyday rituals such as morning meditation, journalling, or walking to proactively manage stress. Remember, a happy and relaxed mama is better equipped to handle the challenges of motherhood and stay healthier in the process.

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2. Hand Hygiene: A Simple yet Effective Defense

Seems simple but one of the easiest ways to prevent illness is good old handwashing. Encourage everyone in your household to wash their hands regularly, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.

3. Catch Those Zzzs

A good night's sleep is your body's natural defense mechanism. Make sleep a priority by establishing a bedtime routine for both you and your baby. A well-rested mama is less likely to fall victim to illness. We understand it's more challenging in practice when you have a young child who seems to have a knack for disrupting sleep. Nonetheless, prioritizing sleep is vital for maintaining your energy levels. 

It can make a world of difference in the quality of your sleep if you go to bed at the same time every night. Establish a nighttime regimen for yourself and seek assistance from your partner or a reliable friend or family member to share nighttime responsibilities.

4. Eat Your Way to a Better Immune System

Eating a balanced diet rich in micronutrients is one of the best ways to strengthen your immune system. 

Choosing fruit, vegetables, high-quality meat, complex carbs and herbs and spices is the best way to boost our microbiome and detoxification pathways by supplying a perfect mix of illness-fighting antioxidants, immune-boosting vitamins, and minerals. You can also sneak extra nutrients into your diet through foods like soups, pancakes, smoothies and more.

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5. Stay Active

Regular exercise can strengthen your immune system and reduce stress. Whether it's a chill stroll with your little one, yoga, or a quick at-home workout, find ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. We understand that fitting in exercise might appear to be the least of your priorities, but believe us, it holds great value.

6. Stay Hydrated and Well-Nourished

A balanced diet is key to overall health and well-being. Include plenty of immune-boosting foods like citrus fruits, leafy greens, and lean proteins in your meals. Consider introducing veggie packed soups! Proper hydration is vital for flushing toxins from your body and maintaining overall health. Keep a water bottle handy, and try herbal teas and broths when you're feeling under the weather. 

7. Listen to Your Body

When you do fall sick, it's essential to listen to your body. Rest is your best friend during this time. Take the time to heal, and don't hesitate to ask for help from friends or family. You deserve it!

8. Seek Medical Advice When Necessary

If your symptoms persist or worsen, consult a healthcare professional. It's always better to be safe than sorry, and they can guide the best course of action.

Taking care of your health is paramount not just for you but for your little one too. Remember, you're the heart and soul of your family, so prioritize self-care, fortify your immune system, and consider incorporating "Mood" and "Mama Recovery" from Everydae Health into your daily routine for that extra boost. You've got this, and we're here to support you every step of the way. 

The primary aim of this article is to provide information. Although it may include advice from a practitioner, it is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is not recommended to rely on this article for specific medical advice.

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