HELPFUL, HEATHFUL TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE WINTER COLDS AND FLU SEASON

By Beatrice Manning

Winter is a happy, joyous time filled with opportunities to share love and good will with family, friends and community. Unfortunately, we also end up sharing a lot of unwanted "gifts" as well. The bacteria and viruses that are a normal part of our internal and external environments tend to flourish under winterís unique circumstances. The cold weather tends to make us more sedentary and we consume more heavily those "comfort foods" that help us feel more calm and relaxed. These foods, that are generally high in carbohydrates, combined with the inactivity that is imposed by the inclement weather, create the ideal circumstances for colds and flu to breed. Here are a few tips that will help you and your families enjoy good health through out the holiday season.

Good health is not only our right, but it is our responsibility. Daily utilization of these tips should help us all get on and stay on the right track to experiencing good health during the winter months as well as the warm weather season ahead