Stay Healthy Today: 5 Health Hacks for Back-to-School Season

  1. Hydrate

    ~ So simple, it still warrants mention because this perennial advice is ignored by so many.

    ~ Sip water throughout the day – keep a water bottle with you and sip a few times hourly. A good general role is 64 ounces for an adult, 32 ounces for a child (count non-caffeinated drinks towards this too).

  2. Wash your hands

    ~ Soap + warm water โ€”> rinse off those germs.

    ~ You know when to do this: after using the bathroom, when you get home, before prepping food, before eating, before touching your face, after coughing or sneezing, etc.

  3. Choose savory snacks

    ~ Crowd out the sweet stuff – skip sugary snacks.

    ~ Things like carrot sticks and hummus, walnuts and blueberries, nut butter and apple slices.

  4. Rest if you donโ€™t feel well

    ~ The sooner you take care of yourself when you start to feel sick, the better. Nip it in the bud, so to speak.

    ~ When your body rests (lay down, no electronics), your immune system can amp up its work – and you need it to work to get you feeling better.

  5. Add micronutrients: Eat your veggies and consider adding appropriate-for-you supplements

    ~ Things like vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D, and so on.

    ~ Important: Always check with your healthcare provider to make sure a supplement is okay for you.

    May you be WELL ๐Ÿ™‚

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