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Editions with Terry Bradshaw Presents 5 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

If you have a family with children, you know that if one gets sick, it can mean the whole family is sick within a week.  As such, it is so important that you keep your family healthy this winter.  Editions TV has some great tips on how to keep your family healthy this winter.

Here are five easy ways that you can keep yourself and your family healthy this winter no matter what.

Stay Warm

The first trick is to make sure that you keep everyone warm.  This means making sure that everyone has at least one warm coat whenever you go outside, even if you keep it in the car.  A cold child is just asking to become a sick child.  Look for a versatile coat that can be worn with everything and it waterproof so you can wear it in the snow and the rain.

Staying warm keeps you comfortable when the weather gets bad, and being comfortable is half the battle to staying healthy.  Remember, if you’re cold, your children are probably colder, so make sure they are bundled up appropriately.

Stay Mentally Healthy with Editions TV

Keeping your mind mentally healthy during the cold winter days is a huge part of staying physically healthy.  This means continuing to get lots of exercise and as much daylight as possible.  The Editions Television series has looked at Seasonal Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and how the changes in light outside can negatively impact your mental health.

To combat this disorder, try and soak up as much sunlight as possible outside, especially since it becomes dark out so early in the evenings now.

Stay Moisturized

One of the biggest causes of getting sick is the dryness that can come from the cold weather during the winter.  When the weather is dry, everyone can get dry skin, and that cracked skin is more prone to infection.  Make sure that everyone in the household is moisturizing every day to keep the skin and hands hydrates so that you don’t get a rash.

The same is true with lips and throat.  Dry lips and a dry throat can breed more disease.  Make sure that you are keeping your lips moisturized, and also drinking lots of fluids to keep your throat moist.  This will help keep you from getting sick.

Make Sure The House is Ready

Another important factor to look into is to make sure the house is ready for winter.  If the house isn’t ready for winter, you could be exposing yourself to conditions that could make you sick – cold air, mold and mildew from moisture getting in, and more.  During the fall time, you should take care of anything around the house that needs it.  This is the time to make repairs to siding and the roof, before the cold and snow comes.  Also, you should look at the windows and doors to make sure there are no air leaks.

You should also look into making sure the gutters are in good repair, and remove any tree branches that are near the house that could fall and damage the roof.

Editions TV with Terry Bradshaw has looked at the different repairs that you should make to make sure that your house is ready for the winter.  The winter can make things dangerous, and you want to make sure that you can stay inside and be comfortable so you don’t get sick.

Get a Flu Shot

One of the best ways to protect you before the winter begins is to get a flu shot.  Getting sick during the winter months is incredibly hard on a person, especially if you are supposed to be taking care of the children in the house (and even your husband).

There are a wide variety of flu shots available for everyone – children, adults, and even older people who may have special needs.  That way there is no excuse for not getting immunized.

Plus, there are a lot of ways that you can get a free flu shot if you can’t afford it, so there is really no reason to avoid getting the flu shot and stay healthy during the holiday season.

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7 comments to Editions with Terry Bradshaw Presents 5 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

  • My son just got his flu shot a few months ago. I cant say I really have to worry about staying warm as I live a South Florida and it just never really gets cold to me. Thanks for the tips though.

  • Jasmine

    The big thing for me is being mentally prepared. Just moved to Washington DC. Not really used to the weather and its been killing me. When friends come over the swear my house is burning up.

  • Sammy

    I agree if you have a home you need to prepare for the winter but luckliy I live in an apartment. I think the mental part is the hardest for most and I don’t think I have ever gotten a flu shot.

  • Jillian

    Staying warm is number 1 in my book. Nice warm blanket and some hot chocolate. I love the winter time.

  • Wendi

    Having a versatile coat is a plus and if you have children make sure they are wearing them so they don’t get sick. Last thing you need is for you whole home to get sick.

  • Terrence

    Thanks for the tips and one I would like to add is not to over do it. Do go from one extreme to the next meaning your home is so hot that any change in the weather gets you sick.

  • Erika

    Wow I didn’t know you could get sick from dryness! Learning something new everyday.