How to Keep the Whole Family Healthy This Year

How to Keep the Whole Family Healthy This Year

How to Keep the Whole Family Healthy This Year

When a new season hits, it’s like someone flipped the sick switch. Snot is running everywhere and you’re almost afraid to leave the house. While you can’t always prevent your family from getting sick, there are things you can do to keep the whole family healthy this year.

Be a drill sergeant about washing hands

It gets so old telling kids to wash their hands, doesn’t it? However, it is worth it when your whole family is staying healthy. I always remind my kids to wash their hands. It is what keeps the family healthy because we’re not bouncing germs around.

Practice healthy habits all the time

When it comes to your whole family staying healthy, you have to practice healthy habits all the time. Washing hands here and there or eating healthy only once a week isn’t going to do anything, you must be persistent.

Talk to your kids about staying healthy

A lot of times parents get sick from germs their kids pick up. I like talking to my kids about being healthy. They are starting to understand what life is like when mom and dad are out of commission. Plus, I’m not so sure they like being sick either.

Make sure everyone is pitching in with cleaning

Another great way to keep the whole family healthy this year is by having a clean home. Disinfecting is a huge thing to keeping a sick free house. Wiping down countertops daily, sweeping, and not letting bacteria build up can all contribute to a healthy household. I like to get everyone involved in this process of cleaning and disinfecting.

Rest when you are sick

Almost everyone gets sick at some point or another. To not stay sick, you need to rest and get better. If you don’t rest, your body won’t heal, and you will be sicker even longer. The key to getting healthy is to rest up.

How do you keep the whole family healthy? Share your tips with me!



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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