Conquer Back-to-School Germs: Your Guide to Staying Healthy

Conquer Back-to-School Germs: Your Guide to Staying Healthy

The back-to-school season brings a whirlwind of excitement, fun, and unfortunately, an army of germs ready to infiltrate your home. As a parent, not only are you focused on your own health, but also on safeguarding your kids from the inevitable wave of germs and infections that often accompany the return to school. But don't worry - we've got you covered! We're going back to the basics when it comes to beating back-to-school bugs with these easy-to-implement tips below. Here's to a happy (and *healthy*) school year!

1. Prioritize Immune-Boosting Nutrition

One of the most powerful ways to fend off germs is by keeping your family's immune systems strong with a balanced and nutritious diet. Incorporating immune-boosting foods such as citrus fruits, berries, garlic, and spinach are great choices. Short on time but still hoping to pack in some immune-boosting nutrients? Check out our complete line of probiotic juice shots here! Perfect for in the car, before soccer practice, after pickup - any time you need a boost... we've got you.

Immune-boosting probiotic juice shots with fruits and vegetables.

2. Wash Your Hands

Teach your kids the importance of regular hand-washing, both at home and at school. Encourage them to wash their hands before meals, after using the restroom, and after coming home. Show them how to wash their hands properly using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. To make it enjoyable, you can even sing a favorite song while washing hands together.

Hand-washing with soap to get rid of germs

3. Stay Active and Get Plenty of Rest

Regular physical activity is essential for a strong immune system. Engage in family activities like hiking, biking, or playing outdoor games to keep everyone moving. Additionally, prioritize sleep—ensure your kids get the recommended amount of rest for their age group. A well-rested body is better equipped to fight off infections!

Family Exercise Outdoors

4. Sanitize Common Surfaces

Back-to-school germs often hitch a ride on common surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, backpacks, etc. Establish a routine of regularly sanitizing these surfaces using disinfectant wipes or sprays. Teach your kids the importance of cleanliness and involve them in this process to make it a habit.

Sanitizing home surfaces to get rid of germs

5. Destress as much as possible

Back to school time can be very stressful, for kids and parents alike. New routines, new responsibilities, decrease in free time... all of these changes can cause your body a significant amount of stress. In order to ensure this doesn't wreak havoc on your immune system, it's very important to try to decrease the amount of stress you have as much as possible.

While taking a long sabbatical in a tropical destination isn't feasible for everyone, there are little things you can do each day to set yourself up for success. Carve out 10 minutes to meditate or stretch. Take a long, relaxing bath. Go for a quick walk in nature. Read a few chapters of a book in a quiet space. Watch your favorite tv show. Whatever it is that helps you maintain a good level of sanity, we fully support that!

Woman deep breathing by the window with the fresh air

The back-to-school season doesn't have to mean back-to-sickness. You can equip your family with the tools they need to stay healthy and thriving throughout the school year. By prioritizing nutrition, hygiene, rest, and relaxation, you'll create a resilient household that's well-prepared to conquer whatever germs come their way. So, gear up and embrace the new school year with confidence and wellness!

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