Protect Yourself This Cold and Flu Season #ChurchAndDwight

It’s nearly that time of year again – the dreaded cold and flu season. For most, enduring the sniffles, aches and pains of the common cold is just a minor inconvenience though catching the flu can be more serious. Chances are, if you don’t take proactive steps to prevent it, you will catch it. To help keep you feeling your best and win the war against germs this sniffle season, here are a few suggested tips.

Protect Yourself This Cold and Flu Season

Avoid the Spread of Germs

Germs often spread when someone touches a contaminated item and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth. When in public spaces, try to avoid touching your face with your hands as much as possible. Always make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water on a regular basis and keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers in your purse and in your children’s backpack for added protection.

Disinfect Commonly-Touched Areas

Germs can linger on hard surfaces for hours or days after being contaminated, which is why it’s important to keep high traffic areas like counter tops, door knobs, sinks and faucets clean. You’ll also want to be diligent in disinfecting telephones, remote controls, door knobs and light switches.


Take Your Vitamins to help maintain immune function

To help your body get all the essential vitamins and nutrients to maintain good health, try Vitafusion™ Men’s or Women’s Complete Multivitamin. Each formula is specifically designed to meet the needs of men or women. Vitafusion Women’s includes calcium and vitamin D. Calcium helps keep bones strong and healthy. Vitafusion Men’s contains B vitamins to help convert food to energy.  L’il Critters™ Despicable Me Minion Made™ and Lil Critters™ Barbie™ Complete Multivitamin Gummies are a great way for kids to get a boost in their diet. These fun character shaped gummies are packed with essential nutrients that help maintain good health and provide a fun way to support your kid’s immune function.  Kids will also love the great taste that comes from naturally sourced flavours.

Skip a Workout

If you feel like you might be getting sick but aren’t sure, avoid going to the gym. While it may seem like a good idea to sweat it out, your body needs all of its extra resources to fend off whatever virus or bacteria you’ve been exposed to so it’s important to save your energy.

Don’t Drink Alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol for a few days if you’re feeling under the weather. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can affect your immune system so stepping back may help avoid coming down with something more serious.


Stay Hydrated

When feeling ill, it’s important to stay hydrated. Plenty of water and fluids may help to minimize the duration and severity of a cold or flu.

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It’s no fun being sick. What are some other preventative measures you follow to help protect you and your family against colds and flu?


Disclosure- This post has been brought to you by Church & Dwight, all opinions are my own




  1. kathy downey says

    Those are great tips,we need to be extra careful during the season

  2. I dread cold and flu season. I do have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in my purse at all times.

  3. These are all great! I think vitamins are so important. My girls take theirs each day and we always drink water too.

  4. These are all great tips! I had the flu a few months ago and I am NOT ready to have it again anytime soon!

  5. I totally agree with the staying hydrated part. Water and tea is the best way to go – it has been most effective when I've been sick.

  6. We were just recently hit with some kind of bug and all four of us ended up sick. I’ve been disinfecting the whole house constantly. Hopefully we can get rid of all these sick germs sooner than later.

  7. I am not looking forward to this cold and flu season. It is so important to stay hydrated and take the time to rest.

  8. Im getting prepared for the flu season. Im hoping we breeze through it.

  9. Great tips!!! We make sure to include probiotics and getting a good sweat in every day! The stronger we make our bods, the better the fight… I hope! We love Lil Critter vitamins, too! My girls eat their gummy every morning!

  10. These are great tips! When we feel like we are getting sick we try to rest as much as possible.

  11. Finding myself in the midst of a horrible cold I am reading these tips and taking notes and plan on heading out for a whole bunch of the vitamins you have featured!

  12. Preparing for this season is essential! I wish we could skip it!

  13. Great tips! It’s so important to stay hydrated during cold and flu season. I’m always trying to do everything I can to keep my family healthy.

  14. Great tips! I agree, taking vitamins all the time will help your body fight off the sickness.

  15. Vitafusion gummies sound like a great way to fight off all the icky germs headed our way this winter. I was just thinking I needed to stock up on some.

  16. These are all great tips! Loved them! I had the flu a few months ago and I am NOT ready to have it again!!

  17. I’m really dreading cold & flu season. We’ve already had to take one sick day this year and we’re only 3 weeks into school! My kids love Lil’ Critter vitamins though, so hopefully we’ll be able to fend off the next cold/flu “attack”.

  18. I am dreading cold and flu season this year. I have a feeling it will be a long rough winter coming this year which means germs will be even more of a nightmare.

  19. These are great tips! Honestly I’m bad about working out when I’m not feeling great – I need to be better about that.

  20. A warm cup of tea and some rest helps when I am sick. I also like essential oils as well.

  21. We love our gummies. We just don’t do a good job of being consistent – which would help us from not getting sick!

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