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Getting a Cold? It’s Snow Joke!

| February 19, 2015 | 9 Comments

It’s that time of the year again! After the holiday parties, you are back to work. You feel a little tickle in your throat. You feel a bit sluggish and achy. You are just not yourself. These symptoms may mean you are coming down with a cold or the flu. What do you do now? You could just roll over and let the flu take over. But, for most of us, our world does not wait for us to get over the flu, so finding something to fight back against these symptoms is our only option.

 

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One way to fight off the symptoms of a cold or flu is by keeping warm. When outside, make sure you are wearing warm clothing and accessories when facing the cold and blistering winter weather. When indoors, wear comfy clothing, curl up under a warm blanket, and eat a cup or a bowl of chicken soup. Not only does it make you feel more comfortable and relaxed, the broth can also help to relieve your congestion and allows for you to breathe easier.

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Another way to fight off symptoms of getting sick is to get proper rest. This solution may seem to be a hard one to do with our hectic lives, but getting enough sleep, especially if you are feeling sick, is vitally important to the way your body fights off a cold and the flu. The less your body is in motion, the more energy your body will have to fight off whatever is ailing you.

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What else can you use to try and halt or lessen your cold or flu symptoms? You can try using Gravol™ Multi-symptom™. It is all-in-one pain, fever and nausea reliever, and contains naturally-sourced ginger and willow bark, so it will help to relieve your symptoms without the drowsy effects that other cold and flu medications can leave you feeling.

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So, if you are feeling a little under the weather, do not take it as a joke. You should try to take care of yourself. Stay warm and cozy, drink some chicken soup, and, if you can, take a multi-symptom tablet to help you combat whatever may be ailing and to get back on your feet again!

What do you do to help fight the symptoms of a cold or the flu?

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated by Church and Dwight for writing this post.

 

Feature Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

(Sleeping) Photo credit: pedrosimoes7 / Foter / CC BY

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. KD says:

    Proper rest is great for fighting colds!

    I’m vegetarian so chicken soup is out, but I love a bowl of soup with lentils or tofu, some vegetables, and garlic and ginger to help fight things off!

  2. Brenda A says:

    Uh oh! Yes! I truly get sick rarely but right now I can feel something coming on and I am not pleased!

  3. kathy downey says:

    My hubby woke yesterday morning with a sore throat and fever,I am making chicken soup today

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’m on the verge of a cold right now.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    We try to drink a lot of fluids and get enough Vitamin C.

    • Lian says:

      Hi Victoria! Yes, drinking a lot of fluids and getting enough Vitamin C are important steps in staving off colds and the flu. I try to drink a lot OJ and eat fruits and veggies high in Vitamin C.

  6. kathy downey says:

    I hate an April cold it seem to hang on for the month,come on summer

    • Pieces of Me says:

      I hear you, kathy! These colds usually happen at this time of the year! I hope that we will be able to have good weather for most of the summer so we can fully thaw out from winter!

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