6 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter


Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to settle in for the long, cold winter. If you’re in the Northeast like me, you know something about the cold weather that’s been hitting us recently. But, just because its cold outside and cold and flu season is upon us, doesn’t mean that the getting sick is inevitable. I am teaming up with Kleenex to share some tips on how to stay healthy this winter!

  1. Drink water. Studies show that you may not get as thirsty in cold weather, but that doesn’t mean that your body doesn’t need the H2O. Allowing your body to become dehydrated can leave you more vulnerable to getting sick. Aim to drink half your body weight in water, year round.
  2. Keep Your Hands Clean. Germs are lingering everywhere you go, especially in places where there are large groups of people like at work, school or the supermarket. Make sure to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, or two rounds of Happy Birthday. Mom hack: let your little ones choose the soap to entice them to wash more often!
  3. Get Enough Sleep. A lack of sleep can affect your immune system. Studies show that people who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as the common cold or flu. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
  4. You are what you eat. The holidays tend to be full of yummy treats and indulgent meals, but it is important to eat well to stay well. Make sure to eat a variety of fruits and veggies to get different vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to be functioning at its best!
  5. Stress less. Studies have shown that high levels of stress make you more susceptible to getting sick. Create an evening routine to help you unwind after you get the kiddos to sleep. The few minutes to myself every night, help me reflect on my day and prepare for the next. 
  6. Cover your coughs and sneezes. As someone who works with young children, we spend our days repeating “cover your cough” to the kids. At our house, we always keep Kleenex in the house to stop the germs before they hit our hands. Kleenex has a moisture activated blue dot layer with special anti viral formula that kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses in the tissue within 15 minutes. Goodbye pesky germs!

I always stock up on Kleenex when I’m shopping at Walmart, but if you don’t feel like leaving the house in these single digit temperatures, Walmart now has free 2 day shipping. Get you Kleenex delivered to your doorstep for free!

I hope these tips help you and your family stay healthy this winter. Don’t forget to stock up on Kleenex at Walmart!

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  1. The hubby and I have both just started recovering from a rotten bout of flu. It always seems to hit us this time of the year though. Wish we had a Walmart here so we could get them to deliver. The last thing you feel like doing when you feel all wozzy is driving to the mall

  2. I am in the northeast like you (NJ) and especially this year, it’s been like nonstop colds! We all love Kleenex here and boy, it’s really been necessary to use them so far this year! My daughter also likes to repurpose the boxes for little art projects, it’s so cute!

  3. Thanks for the useful tips. I def have to drink more water and eat less sugar! Another tiP: we use hand sanitizer every time we get in the car.

  4. I live in Jamaica and it’s usually warm but this year I caught the flu and it had me out for a couple of days. I am glad you created this post so that others can learn how to stay healthy because this winter is no joke.

  5. These are all great tips for staying healthy this winter. I am definitely drinking plenty of water, staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest. I definitely have some things I need to work on though, goals for 2018!

  6. We love Kleenex! My family has already had colds, sinus infections and bronchitis episodes this winter. We need a break! I am now recovering from bronchitis and all I want to have at this point is a clear bill of health.

  7. Its warmer where i am now, in the phillipines and sometimes i do get cold when it rains compared to winter i think people need to stay healthy to avoid getting the cold as it can really be severe.

  8. Sleep is my gig for getting past cold/flu as fast as possible…better yet, preventing it from coming on in the first place. I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, so I’m always sanitizing my hands and sleeping extra zzz’s if I start feeling the telltale sniffles.

  9. These are such a useful tips on getting healthy this winter. I’m going to show this to my mom and to my cousin.

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