Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fighting on the Home Front: Stay Fighting Fit!

Good Morning Mrs. Jones!

Oh my, Mrs. Jones has got the sniffles yet again. It's cold and flu season, and with the children headed back to school, the household is about to be bombarded with a hail of germs.

Mrs. Smith's children are headed back as well, but she's not getting sick. Ah, here's her secret! She's making sure the family gets lots of dark green vegetables, getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and don't forget to wash those sheets once a week!

She's also been paying attention to the signs!

Washing your hands with soap and hot water before cooking, after a trip to the powder room, and before you eat can help keep viruses from spreading. Also, avoid touching your face after shaking hands. Don't be fooled by "antibacterial" soaps, though. The Centers for Disease Control tells us that just regular soap will do just fine and leaves the healthy bacteria to keep your immune system healthy.

If you do get the sniffles, remember:

And of course, don't forget to get that flu shot! Flu vaccinations have been approved for pregnant women and children as young as one year of age. A healthy home front keeps up both production and morale at home and keeps the boys overseas healthier too!

Keep 'em flying, Mrs. Smith!