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Winter is always tough on my family — and I know we’re not alone. Between the crazy cold, negative temperatures here in the Northeast, and the piling inches of snow, it can be hard to remember the importance of taking care of myself and my family.
So I’m sharing my list of Simple Winter Self-Care Hacks that will keep you healthy and feeling your best all season long!
1. Stay hydrated!
I know it sounds silly, because it’s cold outside, right?! Why would you worry about staying hydrated? Well, maintaining hydration is a key in prevention of the flu and seasonal colds*. Plus, it helps regulate your body temperature — yes, even in the cold.
We sing this little song in our house. Technically, it was a teeth-brushing song Ari learned in preschool last year; but he messed it up and started singing “Wash, wash, wash your hands, morning, clean, and white!” And so we sing that all day, everyday. Because I’ve learned the hard way that no amount of hand sanitizer can truly keep away the germs. We are team HOT WATER AND SOAP.
The harsh weather and the hand washing can do some serious damage to our skin. My kids have both really struggled with dry spots this winter and after trying remedy after remedy after remedy, we finally found a solution to our dry skin woes — Lubriderm.
What are some of the ways your family is staying healthy this Winter??
* see Harvard research here