How to Battle Back-to-School Germs
The back-to-school season is a prime time for coughs, colds, and the flu. Even the best hand-washers can catch the rampant germs that infiltrate the school environment. Don’t let the start of the Kingman, Arizona, school year bring you down. Boost your family’s immune system and battle common germs with smart habits and handy home installations.
Practice Healthy Habits
Establish healthy habits now and you’ll enjoy fewer colds and flu attacks throughout the school year. Maintaining a healthy immune system is key to fighting off the inevitable germs that kids come into contact with in schools. Make sure your children are getting plenty of sleep. You may need to adjust your hours to accommodate the back to school routine. If you’re waking the kids up earlier, make sure their bedtime adjusts accordingly.
Encourage children to get outside and play for around 40 minutes every day. Include ample fruits and veggies in their diet to help them stay healthy, with a special focus on those that contain vitamin C, such as oranges, pineapple, and papaya.
Humidify Your Home
A humidifier won’t cure colds, but it can ease the symptoms. Humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent are ideal. Stay toward the upper end of this range if you’re struggling with dry throat, eyes, or nasal passages. The cilia in your nasal passages need this moisture to effectively stop germs you may breathe in, so the moisture can help fight off future colds. Flu germs thrive in dry air, so a humidifier may slow their spread as well.
Clean Up Your Air
Stop dust, dirt, pollutants, and germs from circulating through your home via your HVAC system. Install a central air cleaner to stop contaminants as they move through your system. This will ensure that the air exiting your ducts is clean and irritant-free.
If you need help installing a humidifier or air cleaner in your home, contact Ambient Edge at 928-377-4631. We have the equipment you need to maintain fresh, breathable air for the back to school season.
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