Winter in Canada can be especially depressing, it seems to drag on forever and it can be hard to see the light at the end of the winter tunnel, especially if you’re sick!
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Make sure you’re keeping these guidelines for winter surviving winter in mind:
Know the signs: Not many people realize they’re most contagious in the first 24 hours of symptoms. If you’re experiencing two or more of these symptoms, do your best to stay at home and enjoy some Netflix!
- Cough or Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
- Headache or Body Aches
- Chills / Fatigue
Avoid work germs: Be wary of sinks, office kitchen tools, and especially doorknobs. Keep some antibacterial gel at your desk and make sure you wash your hands frequently.
Take more “You Time”: Saying no to stress can keep your immune system strong, make sure you get plenty of rest and sleep, not just when you’re sick.
Double up on pillows: Place a pillow on your mattress to raise the upper body from the waist up. This allows for blood flow away from your head and will reduce the inflammation of your air passage. It’s also a great method of reducing body aches.
Sweat it out: Steam and humidity will help drain sinuses and relieve your stuffiness. You don’t necessarily have to sit in a sauna or steam room, a hot shower has the exact same effect. (Helpful tip: put your towel or bathrobe in the dryer so you don’t feel chilled when you get out)
“Tea, please”: Drinking herbal teas like chamomile, mint of passionflower can help you relax while also helping fluids into your system.
Treat all your symptoms simultaneously: Look for a medication that can treat the toughest symptoms while also helping you rest. DayQuil COMPLETE and NyQuil COMPLETEprovide all in one relief for your toughest cold and flu symptoms so you can start seizing the rest of your day, and get the rest you so desperately need at night.
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