Practicing Healthy Habits
Back to learning can come in a variety of ways this Fall, but you will also need to ensure that you are protecting your family’s immune systems. Whether they’re experiencing school in person or taking classes over Zoom, here’s some tips to keep you and your child happy and healthy for a bright new school year.
1. Social Distancing
A bit easier said than done with some kids heading back to in-person learning, but having a quick conversation with them about the importance of extra personal space this fall is going to be helpful to everyone. Air high-fives can be just as cool! The CDC recommends staying 6 feet (roughly two arms lengths) from the other people you encounter throughout your day, and kids are encouraged not to share school supplies or form groups when put in social settings.
Remember, “social distancing” doesn’t mean isolation! There are plenty of ways to socialize from within your home by using a computer or phone to chat with friends and loved ones.
2. Mask Up
It’s more important than ever to wear a mask and slow the spread of germs when out in public, especially as we go back to learning. As most agencies request medical masks be utilized by public workers, here is a handy guide to making your own mask using a full tutorial from the CDC.
Make sure you use two layers of a breathable fabric as single layers can be ineffective. You can even have the kids pick out fun fabrics for each member to show off their unique personality!
- Two 10”x6” rectangles of cotton fabric
- Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
- Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
- Sewing machine (or sew by hand)
3. Wash Hands and Use Hand Sanitizer
Germs can spread when we touch our eyes, mouth, and nose after touching contaminated objects or surfaces. The CDC states you should wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, using the bathroom, and many more circumstances.
If your family isn’t able to get to a sink and soap, that’s the correct time to use hand sanitizer. It’s simple to keep on your person or in your vehicle for when you are out in public. Be sure to send a bottle in the kids backpacks and remind them to reapply often.
Lily of the Desert recently launched our Hand Sanitizer made with Aloe vera. Find it in convenient 2oz, 8oz, or gallon-sized bottles that uses 70% ethyl alcohol content to effectively fight germs. It even hydrates your skin while you use it! Buy your bottle online or at our major retailers today.
Supplements to Improve Your Immune System
As the school year begins, practicing the above safety methods will help prepare and protect our outsides from possible infection. But what about our insides? Well, that’s where Lily comes in.
1. Immune Boosting Juices
Lily offers preservative free aloe juices and gels with 200 biologically active components to help strengthen our immune systems and provide good digestive health. Each of our drinkable aloe products provide essential amino acids, enzymes, and polysaccharides that help keep us healthy. Add it to a smoothie or your favorite drink and help your immune system out every day. Plus, you can find it at your nearest retailer.
2. Lifestix E.N.T. Care
Lifestix E.N.T. Care helps to defend your family’s ear, nose & throat health during the school year. The Lifestix E.N.T. Care formula contains 20mg of Oral probiotic BLIS K12 S. salivarius to help enhance the immune system and reduce the likelihood of a sore throat. They’ll love the sweet Strawberry taste and instant-dissolve powder, and you’ll love how it offers advanced protection!
3. EcoDrink Naturals
Finally, EcoDrink Naturals are an ideal way to ensure you and your family gets essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals they need to maintain good health. Kids are probably taking their own water bottle to school so it’s easy to add one packet of EcoDrink Naturals and create a healthy and hydrating drink throughout the day. Choose from berry, fruit punch, peach mango, and strawberry lemonade flavors with no artificial sweeteners or added sugars.
A Lesson In Lily
Implementing these techniques in our daily lives can help prevent the spread of germs and put our families on the road to good health. Back to learning doesn’t mean back to bad habits – join us in building a better health routine that can be used for years to come.
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