It’s that time of year, and while many of you may have already gotten over the “Cornish Crud,” it’s definitely still lingering around the school. We’ve pulled together a few tips on how to take care of yourself when/if you do get sick this year (and if you already have, consider these tips for the future!).
Keep your hands washed. Keep those germs at bay, for yourself and for others.
Drink tea, water & lots of other liquids – soup or Pho too! Staying hydrated will help to clear mucus. There are lots of recipes for different teas and drinks that help with cold symptoms too. Here’s one! Gatorade or similar liquids with electrolytes can be helpful too. But don’t drink alcohol, energy drinks, or anything acidic if you can help it.
Avoid dairy. This will just make your mucus worse, and nobody wants that. Avoid fast foods as well. Try to eat some healthy foods with vitamins and lots of nutrition – even some dark chocolate can be helpful. If you don’t have much of an appetite or have an upset tummy, toast, applesauce and/or bananas are a good thing to try to get something in your belly.
Take a bath or warm shower. It’ll make your body feel better. Plus the steam will help clear your sinuses! You can also get this same effect another way – find out how here. Be careful if you’re feeling light headed!
Take your vitamins. Strengthen your immune system by taking some vitamin c & other vitamins. Check out this article for recommendations on what to take.
Get as much rest as you can. Try not to stress yourself out too much, rest is what’s going to help you recover.
Don’t feel guilty. Take care of yourself!
Treat yourself. Cuddle up and watch your favorite movie or start a new show, read that book you’ve had sitting on your desk for months.
Exercise just a little bit. Even though this is usually the last thing you want to do when you’re sick, it can help! Check out this link for 8 yoga poses to do when you’re sick.
Listen to your Doctor. If you’ve gone and gotten checked by your doctor, make sure you listen to what they recommend. Take your medication, get some rest, and follow their medical advice.
Rest up and get better! Good luck.