Staying Healthy During the Winter
Although nothing is foolproof, here are some simple steps that you can encourage your child to do in order to avoid getting a cold or the flu this winter.
- Exercise – even with the cold weather, exercising regularly can decrease illness. Researchers believe that people who exercise for 20 minutes a day suffer from half as many colds as those who don’t.
- Dress Warm – While spending time outdoors in the cold weather months it is important that your child is properly dressed. The students will be going out for recess any day the temperature is greater than 32 degrees. Make sure your children bring hats and gloves to school each day.
- Eat Healthy – Maintaining a good healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables is a great way to keep your body in good working condition.
- Drink Extra Water- Three to four water bottles a day help keep you hydrated as the humidity level drops, inside and outside the house.
Of course, the best way to keep your children healthy this winter is to frequently remind them of what they can do to decrease the spread of germs in the classroom.
Please remind them too…
- Wash their hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
2, Avoid touching their nose, eyes and mouth.
- Cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Thank you for your support. My goal is to keep your children healthy, safe and in school every day.
Mary Colman, School Nurse