Thursday, February 12, 2009

Trying to Stay Healthy

What's the key to staying healthy while everyone around you is sick? Today, the gang's all home as my 7 yr. old is on her second day with a fever above 100, and now it's the 4 yr. olds turn as well. We'll be calling the doc when he opens, but I've heard this is a strain of the flu that's hitting right now.

What is the key to staying healthy? I can't tell you the last time that I have been "sick!" Exercise and eating mostly healthy foods have given me the needed energy to remain on track, but also healthy. My kids definitely eat would I eat and just happened to be around people that infected them. I am trying my hardest to stay strong; taking my vitamins, exercising and really trying to stay away from the kids. That last one hasn't been hard since they feel rotten and are resting.

What do you think the key is? Should I be doing something more?

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8 comments:

Kate said...

just eating well and exercising helps immensely I think! But washing hands alot will help too I'm sure.

That strand of flu has been going around here also, the boyfriend has been down and out with a very high fever since Monday! I'm glad he's at his own house!

moonduster said...

Also wash your hands frequently. Hope you manage to stay healthy and your kids recover quickly.

moonduster said...

Also wash your hands frequently. Hope you manage to stay healthy and your kids recover quickly.

Anonymous said...

I can only repeat what everyone else is saying....wash your hands...especially before eating and preparing food. Instill that in the kids, too, even though it's a tough thing to do. You might want to get out the Lysol and start disinfecting some of the common toys, telephone, remote, etc. Anything that they all handle. Also encourage the kids not to touch their nose or eyes...that's how the germs get into your system. I should talk, huh? I've been sick since Sunday, but no fever. Just keep doing what you're doing and stay healthy.

MIL

Ron said...

I started catching a cold and thought I was gonna be in for it.. but it only lasted about two days... I think it might be becuase of the healthy eating and exercise that it didnt get to bad

Andrew is getting fit said...

Genetics!

new*me said...

since eating right and exercising I have noticed I rarely get sick anymore..........I think that is the key. So it would follow, our kids should be eating like us ;)........I know it's hard!!!

Handwashing! YES! And flu shots.....every year! This is the time for the flu right now. We all got our shot and so far, so good :)

My doc told me to do this years ago..........and I do :) Open your windows in your house every day for about 30 min........even when it's cold. Get that air circulating. Get fresh air every day if possible......even if it's only for 15 minutes.

Loved your guest post!!

Kathy said...

Sounds like you need to stay healthy so you can take care of all the little sick ones!