Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall ....

Fall is the time of year for beautiful foliage, fields to harvest, pumpkins to gather, and runny noses and allergies.

Tips to keep in mind:

Treat allergy symptoms with over the counter medicines to relieve runny noses and itchy eyes.

Ask your family doctor to recommend the best medicines for the kids in your house.

Keep children home from school if they run a fever with these symptoms because that usually means it is a virus and can be contagious to others.

Washing hands frequently is the best known way to prevent colds and flu from spreading.

Take advantage of the fall veggies and fruits. A healthy diet including snacks will help prevent the fall and winter illnesses that often plague us this time of year.

Get fresh air and exercise. Enjoy a walk to view the changing leaves, rake a section of the yard, or work in the garden to improve your health and to just plain enjoy the beauty of the season.

Remember that fresh air and sunshine will help to relieve stress, so get out there and enjoy and be thankful.


Theresa Schultz said...

Hi Terri,

I'd love to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, but it's 92 degrees out there! We had a brief glimpse of fall this weekend and even some rain, but now this!

Great advice for staying healthy though.


terri.forehand said...

Thanks for the comments. I should have added an age limit to the over the counter medications though, as very young children should not be given medicines which could cause them to become overly sedated.
Enjoy the weather, fall is a beautiful time of year for most everyone.