Sunday, 10 November 2013 12:15

Teen Advice: Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Written by  Adam Hebe - Kid Kulinaire Columnist and Resident Teen
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Halloween has passed and we are now in the later days of fall with more than a month till Christmas. As many of us know, now is prime time for people to get sick, thanks to the stresses of the holidays, combined with poor sleeping habits.

Did you know that, on average, about 20% of people get the flu at least once in the winter time? That means if there are 500 kids in school about 100 of them will get the flu some time during the winter season. There are some things you can do to protect yourself--#1 is washing your hands with warm water and soap and really scrub everywhere for about 20 seconds or about as long as it should take you to hum either the Alphabet Song or Happy Birthday twice (just running your hands under water for a few seconds doesn’t do anything for you).

 

Another thing you could do is dress appropriately for the weather. This is one I have a hard time with, I’m not a big fan of wearing a bulky winter coat with a hat and gloves everywhere, but it’s important if you want to stay healthy--and you won’t suffer as much in the cold.

Hope you find this helpful.  Until next time...

Stay healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

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