As the Christmas season approaches, you can also tell that the germ season kicks in. Rudolph will not the only one with a red nose but a lot of us will be like him during the season. On average, adults catch up to three respiratory illness every year. Kids are of course always prone to catching a cold so as parents, how do we protect ourselves and the rest of the family from catching a sniffle?
It is common to hear to get enough rest, exercise, and eat right. You may also want to get a flu vaccine. Prevention does not stop there. Here are some practical tips that may be helpful:
Eat a lot of fibers
Fiber can help you feel full and can help you lose some extra pounds. It can also boost your body’s immune system. A recent study shows that veggies and fruits stimulate the white blood cells that help combat infection.
Have a good dose of vitamin D
Your body cannot get enough Vitamin D from the sun and you can only get a very limited amount of vitamin D from food. Experts say that individuals who take 2,000 IU daily of vitamin D is about 70% less likely to catch flue and colds. Long-term, it can spell lower risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.
A healthy sex life can actually lead to fewer bouts of colds. Doing the deed ups your antibodies by as much as 30%. Stay away though if your loved one is not feeling too well.
Avoid the worst spots with germs
It may be the most trivial thing to do but it can save you some headache and discomfort. The worst places with millions of germs include the elevator buttons, handle of grocery carts, keyboard, microwave, office fridge, among others. Make sure you regularly clean these things at home or use a sanitary wipe before using them in public.
It is a bit difficult to put kids on the same boat if we are talking about discipline principles. Maybe one time or another, you also had that big brother or big sister that persecuted you while you were growing up. If you had this experience you might have this feeling that a younger kid has that feeling of being the victim. The older ones might have the feeling that they are less significant and do not belong as much because of the younger kids. Maybe the bigger kids feel that they can dominate the young ones to have them live in fear.
Now being a parent myself, it is not easy to sympathize with older siblings who bully their younger sibling. As a parent though, you have to balance things and put the two kids in the same boat. Treat them as the same and do not take sides. Here are some suggestions on how you can handle things positively:
Offer the same choice
Ask if they want to settle things and be in peace or do they want to have a line of choices.
Show some faith
Kids can handle the situation. Let them talk, identify what seems to be the problem, and let them suggest the solutions.
Stop taking sides. Regular chats with the kids will let them know that they are all important to you and they should be there for each other too.
Regular talks with the kids should emphasize that there should be no violence nor abusive language inside the home. Make sure that this rule is clear and implemented, and that they cannot get away if they break it. Start with respect for each other and everything should grow from there.
Las Vegas has become more and more of a family destination. However, few of the strip casinos want families to come in and stay at them right now. Instead, they are marketing themselves more for an adult crowd. Luckily, certain hotels still want business from families. The families help pay for the hotels profits by enjoying the many amenities that are available. One of the hotels that is setup in this manner is the South Point Hotel & Casino. South Point is different from all of the hotels that are marketing beauty and glamour. Instead, it shows you how to have fun in Las Vegas.
Have you ever wondered where a hotel is that you can watch movies at a sixteen screen mega theatre? How about a hotel with its own 64 lane bowling alley? There are a number of restaurants within the hotel that provide an amazing amount of food that tastes just delicious. This hotel has wireless internet throughout the entire facility, whether you are at a restaurant or at the movies you can check your email from your iPod touch or laptop computer. Being able to be connected while on vacation throughout the resort is one of the features that makes South Point Hotel & Casino unique.
There is plenty of night life available for those who enjoy it. Whether you want to take in a show or party at a nightclub, the South Point Hotel & Casino has something to offer you. Sure, you might be able to go to a club at another hotel, but what other hotels offer you the wide range of amenities that the South Point offers to you on location? There are NONE in Las Vegas that can match the number of amenities that South Point offers.
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