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Winter Warriors: Keeping Your Family Healthy this Season

Canadian winters can be downright ruthless, putting both your mind and body to the test. While we all like to think of ourselves as winter warriors, sometimes our immune systems start to crack under pressure. Protect your family from the cold and flu this winter by recognizing the telltale signs, taking preventative measures and acting fast.

Cold and Flu 101:

Think you might be on the verge of something you would rather avoid. Look out for these symptoms as signs that you might be losing the battle:

Cold:

  • Cough
  • Scratchy Throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose

Flu:

  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Aches and Pains
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Headache

Prevention – follow these simple tips and you might be able to avoid what’s going around:

  • Sleep – Everyone needs a good night’s sleep; proper shut-eye allows your body to rest and keeps your immune system strong
  • Multivitamin – A multivitamin can certainly help maintain good health and it’s important to have one that you’ll enjoy and remember to take. Vitafusion™ MultiVites™ adult gummy vitamins (yes, gummies for big kids!) contain the essential vitamins you need. For the kids, try L’il Critters™ GummyVites™. Kids love the flavour so much that if you forget to give them their vitamins, they’ll remind you!
  • Exercise – With a busy routine maintaining an exercise schedule can feel like a chore, but regular exercise is an easy way to keep your body strong, helping your immune system fight off illnesses such as a cold or flu
  • Wash your hands – Your best protection from the common cold and flu is frequent hand washing

Weren’t able to avoid those nasty Canadian cold and flu bugs? Here are some tips to help get you back on your feet, tout suite:

  • Treatment: With ingredients like ginger and willow bark, Gravol’s® Natural Source Multi Symptom will help you kick that cold to the curb. This all-in-one pain, fever and nausea reliever won’t leave you feeling drowsy either, because we all know you’ve got a million things to do
  • Exercise: Just as much of a preventative measure as it is a solution; don’t let sore muscles and joints stop you from being active. Bring out the triple threat – RUB A535® Triple Action Cream cools, warms and soothes to keep you going. Exercising will help your body fight the cold, improve your mood, boost your energy and help you sleep , a win-win situation
  • Drink Fluids: Just like your parents always said, drink lots of hot liquids to soothe your throat, thin your mucus and put you on the road to recovery
  • Vitamin C: No time to peel 10 tangerines? Try Vitafusion™ Power C™ adult gummy vitamins to up your vitamin C intake. Delicious orange flavour and yummy gummy texture will make remembering to take them the easiest thing you do today

I thought I got off lucky this year. we have had very little as far as seasonal illnesses here. Then last week out of no where it hit me. 24 hours of pure misery and then the days after of it lingering and keeping me down. No fun at all. All I could do was rest, drink fluids and take some medications to help me feel more comfortable. When mom gets sick, the entire house seems to fall apart. No fun for anyone! 

Giveaway time!
To help you fight off the nasty winter bugs we have a great Winter Warrior prize pack for 2 lucky Canadian readers. The giveaway is valued at $100 and includes 

·         Vitafusion™ MultiVites™

·         L’il Critters™ GummyVites™

·         Vitafusion™ Power C™

·         RUB A535® Triple Action Cream

·         RUB A535® Arnica Gel-Cream

·         RUB A535® Arnica Spray

·         Gravol® Natural Source Multi-Symptom Tablets

·         Gravol® Kids Quick Dissolve Chewable Tablets

·         Gravol® Liquid Gel Capsules

·         Vitafusion™ T-shirt

Fill out the form below for your chance to win NOTE This giveaway will be posted on various blogs. You are welcome to enter them all, but can only win this prize once to be fair. 

 

Disclosure- I am part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. Prize delivery is responsibility of the sponsor.

Comments

  1. tanyab79 says

    I had the flu earlier this week.

  2. lyndac1968 says

    I've been very lucky no cold for me this year and plus I get my flu shot every year, maybe I didn't get a cold or gotten sick because of all the meds I am on to treat my pain..lol

  3. Florence Cochrane says

    I have not so far this winter. Hope not because I had a bad one last year that last for weeks.

  4. Judy C(Judy Cowan) says

    We have been lucky so far this year, no cold or flu in this house.

  5. andrea amy says

    Unfortunately yes. Several colds, the flu, a sinus infection and strep throat, and this is despite taking vitamins and getting my flu shot in the fall.

  6. Julie Champagne says

    So far so good over here,no flu this year.What a nice give away,good luck everyone 🙂

  7. i've had the cold

  8. glogirl3 says

    Yes, a couple weeks ago I had a cold and it spread to every member of my household.

  9. Rhonda W G. says

    No not yet thank goodness!

  10. I've had the flu twice this year, once is right now 🙁 I also had the flu shot 🙁

  11. I have had both!

  12. Doreen Lamoureux says

    I just got over a cold. Yech.

  13. I had the flu and a cold back to back within a 3 weeks period. I'm finally on the up and up now.

  14. michelle tremblett says

    I have had a cold, my daughter has had it twice as well as my husband, my son has managed to escape it 🙂

  15. Elaine G says

    I've been lucky. I haven't had a cold or the flu yet.

  16. Jenness M says

    I haven't had either yet.

  17. wendy Hutton says

    Been very lucky no cold or flu for anyone in our house

  18. Viv Sluys says

    I've had both the flu and the cold this year. And yesterday we just found out that our oldest daughter has pneumonia…yay…..

  19. Brandee H says

    What an awesome giveaway!!! I havent been sick but my son has been sick three times. Its been a hard winter!!!

  20. could use these products

  21. Lisa English says

    sick with a cold once already..

  22. Gizele Farris says

    No cold or flu yet this winter.

  23. I have gotten a cold twice, but managed to stop it in its tracks after a day.

  24. Julie G. says

    Just the sniffles so far, knock on wood.

  25. I have had both currently have the flu and a cold at the same time

  26. Had a terrible cold a few months ago

  27. Tamara N says

    I've had a nasty cold and a stomach virus so far this year. Fingers crossed no flu.

  28. backhandedmama says
  29. Joce Lyne says

    i ahve had the flu, along with my two sons! hubby and daughter were not affected!!

  30. I had a bad cold just before Christmas.

  31. I have had the flu once this year but it did not last long.

  32. susanne mccarthy says

    Everyone in our household has been healthy so far.!

  33. Kandace K says

    I've had a few minor colds but nothing too serious.

  34. Miriam Wilton says

    right at the beginning of the winter we all got hit with a nasty col we passed around for a month before we managed to get it out of the house.

  35. Jennifer P. says

    Yes, a cold and a stomach bug.

  36. Christina Ferguson says

    I have been really lucky this season. I have a got the sniffles a couple of times but took some heavy doses of vitamin C and was fine the next day. Oh..knock on wood..lol.

  37. karinespace says

    Yes I had the flu a few times, I feel like i always have a runny nose!

  38. Yes a cold but no to the flu!

  39. Victoria Ess says

    I've gotten the cold and bronchitis htis year.

  40. nuronerd says

    Unfortunately I work in health care services, so I've been sick twice this year. I'm currently fighting something and I think I just gave it to my partner. Tough winter when you add in the cold temperatures!

  41. Yup… it sucked.

  42. Ive been sick twice this winter so far

  43. Doris Calvert says

    No just a little stomach flu

  44. stephy905 says

    Yes I have. Twice in a row! It was horrible.

  45. SweetPanda says

    yes, it's been going around my family. Now my mom and my son are still having flu

  46. JUST A RUNNY NOSE

  47. I have had both, but my hubby and kids have had them way worse 🙁
    My recent post Good Stuff In the Mail: Biore Cleanser and Mask

  48. Jeannette says

    I don't think it was a flu but some nasty bug that has hung on now for over 8 weeks. Mostly respiratory symptoms such as a cough, fever and sore throat. It seems active for a week or so, then I feel okay for a few days and then it increases again. Whatever it is I am sick of it!

  49. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    We had the flu right before xmas!

  50. Erinn Lishman says

    A cold/flu has been a part of our lives this winter more than any year I can remember! Awful… This would help so thank you for the opportunity.

  51. I have had both the flu and a cold this winter – ugh!
    My recent post Dreaming: My Rambling Thoughts, Wants and Likes for Spring

  52. No we have been wonderfully healthy this winter. 😀

  53. no,our family has been very fortunate so far

  54. I've had a cold

  55. hmrcarlson says

    My little guys started preschool this year and I think I have gotten sick every week since!

  56. No cold or flu here, not yet anyway.

  57. I've had a few colds this year but fortunately, not the flu.

  58. Lori Bazan says

    We have been fairly lucky in that we have only each had the flu/cold once this year!

  59. Carol Denny says

    I have a cold but its not too bad. No flu!

  60. we are all currently battling colds 🙁

  61. nicolthepickle says

    I've been doing ok, but my kids have had an awful chest cold.

  62. Breanna Reilly says

    YES! both the cold and the flu ended up becoming one awful bed-ridden week, and I did not have the help of these great Winter Warrior products to get me back on my feet again, (hopefully I will be prepared for next time!!) Thanks!

  63. I have had a cold but nothing serious

  64. yes, we got that cold/flu and it was about 8 weeks of misery that we had to work through, as we have our own business. Never skipping flu shot again. Ever.

  65. Had a small cold, but got over it pretty fast.

  66. Jennifer L. says

    I've been lucky so far — not sick at all.

  67. This winter I have been lucky and avoided flu and cold so far

  68. ashleystone says

    We've had a few colds in our house this winter. Not fun!

  69. Terri O'Donnell says

    I had a cold just after Christmas and so far I have managed to avoid the flu (last year it hit me so bad that lo had to stay with his grandparents)

  70. Deb Dorrington says

    I did not get a cold or flu but everyone else in the family got a cold.

  71. Our family had the flu back to back…but it just was one long cold

  72. Holly Wright says

    yes i am on my second cold

  73. Yes we have all had colds this year, we are just getting over another one now.

  74. I have had a little cold,nothing big 🙂

  75. Brutus Duffy says

    I have had a cold, but mostly sinus issues with being stuck indoors with the heater on.

  76. Josie Tusa says

    I am on my 2nd cold within the last month.

  77. i've had the cold a few times

  78. I had the flu at the beginning of winter.

  79. Amy Brown says

    I have had a bit of a cold but not much this winter, surprising since it's been so freezing!

  80. Valerie Crawford says

    We have had colds this winter, but no flu!

  81. Emily Chui says

    the cold, I hate it!

  82. Brenda Penton says

    I don't think I've ever had the flu in my life, and no cold in the last 3 years or so. Kids and hubby are a different story.

  83. julie bolduc says

    We had a few cold n my daughter had the flu

  84. No! Knock on wood!

  85. kathy downey says

    i had a cold last month

  86. mommakoala says

    So far I can say I have not had a cold, but today I woke up with the sniffles. I hope it doesn't lead to anything more
    (Debbie W)

  87. I had one short cold this year.

  88. not yet. thanks

  89. Yep, multiple times lol.

  90. I had a bad cold this winter, the cough just lingered on for weeks….so far no flu!

  91. Tammy Dalley says

    I have had it a couple times already this winter

  92. I have the cold and the flu this winter – SIX times!

  93. Patrick Siu says

    i did not have any cold or flu this year

  94. Angela Mitchell says

    I've had a couple of average colds this winter.

  95. Knock on wood but none of us has really been sick – even in this long frigid winter!!

  96. I have a cold right now! Ugh.
    Thanks.

  97. no, not yet

  98. Theresa Michalik says

    Knock on wood…only one cold that lasted 2 days.

  99. stacey dempsey says

    So far knock wood I have been okay but my daughter has been sick twice

  100. sarah sar says

    yes i have, just once!

  101. The Flu hit hard for 3 weeks over the Holidays Worst Flu to date. Colds are making their rounds. Sigh

  102. Vanessa Cook says

    My family had the worst flu at Christmas, we were down and out for 5 days!

  103. I am starting one ;(

  104. M Thompson says

    No flu or cold – we always get the flu shot in the fall

  105. I have the flu right now 🙁

  106. I had a bad cold over Christmas, but that's the first I'd had in several years.

  107. I have had a cold this year its hard to escape when your raising kids but luckily so far I have escaped to flu ” knock on wood”

  108. kristen v says

    actually my family has been pretty good this season! just one cold for myself and daughter

  109. I have had both this winter.

  110. Melissa Flavin says

    no cold or flu for me yet this winter =)

  111. Crystal Quibell says

    I have a cold that just won't go away, as do my kids. We've all had gastro too. Fun!

  112. Not yet. fingers crossed.

  113. LILLIAN BROWN says

    no -not yet and hope I don't-very sick last year

  114. I've been lucky so far this year, I don't usually get the flu.

  115. Dianne G. says

    This is the first year in a long time we have had the flu and a cold.

  116. I have had one cold and our infant had one for over a month!

  117. Lindsay Cyr says

    Our household has had a few colds, but nothing too serious, thank goodness!

  118. Sunshine G says

    We've all had both! Although we got the flu shot after the first flu and haven't had a second, so far so good!

  119. I have been sick twice this winter and it's been terrible.

  120. prairiebelle says

    I have had both the flu and a cold this winter

  121. elaine bolduc says

    touch wood, no I have not been sick this winter. I wish I could say the same for the rest of my family

  122. I had a cold that seemed to last forever!

  123. I've been lucky. I haven't gotten the flu or a cold this winter.

  124. No cold or flu yet…knock on wood!!

  125. Thankfully not at all ! phew

  126. nope we didnt get sick this year 🙂

  127. nenasinclair says

    So far, I've had the flu once and colds twice this winter! Ugh!

  128. Luckily not

  129. Yes !! Two colds exactly the same within a month apart.

  130. I have only had a cold so far this year.

  131. Natasha Severson says

    my whole family has been sick often this year!

  132. No, because I take my vitamins!! 🙂

  133. Brianne Hager says

    Nope, I haven't had a cold or a flu this winter.

  134. cheryl hodgkins says

    No I've been lucky so far

  135. Kayla Gilbert says

    Yes, for the firs time in a couple of years, I got a cold. Must be due to the awful winter we've been having.

  136. Yes I have same time as my husband

  137. Neil Anderson says

    Had a flu earlier this week, Nasty

  138. Shelley N says

    I had my first cold and cough in 5 years and it hung on for 2 weeks. I still have the odd cough into my 3rd week. Yuck

  139. kristineewald says

    Yes I have had both 🙁

  140. stephen gordon says

    I managed to to get over one. Thanks for the chance at this fab contest.

  141. Elizabeth Hall says

    Yep had a couple thanks to my kids bringing the germs home from school

  142. Beth Gallinger says

    I've had coldy flu/flu-y cold a couple times already.

  143. Katy Emanuel says

    It has been a rough year for colds and flu in this house, can't wait for the spring to get the place aired out better and hopefully rid us of all of this.

  144. Christy Martin says

    Knock on wood – I have not had either! However, this usually means I will get a cold once the weather changes (for more than 1 day). I am happy for getting the flu shot again this year.

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