Did you know you can’t actually catch a cold from being cold….. 🥶
Viruses, such as rhinoviruses and influenza, cause colds and the flu, not the weather. Although, exposure to cold weather can increase your risk of catching a virus, especially if you have a weak immune system. 😷
Study’s done have shown that cold weather reduces the immune response and makes it harder for the body to fight off illness. That’s why people are more commonly sick in the winter months than summer!
Protect yourself this winter by taking your vitamins, drink lots of water, exercise, eat plenty of fruits, veggies and lean protein, and wash your hands regularly! 🖐🏻
Mom sick….that’s what I’ve been for a few days. It’s miserable, especially while pregnant.🤢 As a mom you don’t get to lay down and rest or even take care of yourself when you have the flu, a virus, a cold, etc. You’re too busy taking care of your family and everything else. There is no calling in sick or having someone take care of you as a mom. You just push through and hope it’ll pass fast. 😷
I like to do the “mind over matter” that my dad taught me. I tell myself I’m not that sick and I can get through the day. It may not actually make the illness go away. But of anything the positivity and encouragement helps more than self pitty or complaining. 🤷🏼♀️
When I try to remember back to when I was younger, I can’t remember a time when my mom was sick. I always thought she had an amazing immune system that kept her from ever getting sick. Now I realize she got sick, she just was mom sick. She never showed it because she didn’t have time to be sick. She was too busy working and shuttling us kids around to our activities. There literally wasn’t time for her to be sick.🤒
To all you moms out there pushing yourselves through a “mom sick” day, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. I understand your struggle now. You make it look easy despite how miserable you might actually be. Comfort and health is definitely something that we sacrifice some days, but we do it for the love of our family.💙
Pregnancy flu….never heard of it? That’s because I made it up. Well, the name at least. 😂 Not to be confused with morning sickness. This is way worse and it hit me REAL hard yesterday.
It’s just like the normal flu, but not caused by a virus or bacteria and not contagious. It’s caused by hormones and a growing child sucking every bit of life out of you. Sounds harsh, busy seriously that’s how it feels.
I’ll wake up some mornings feeling like death. Nausea, headaches, body aches, you name it. Luckily the “pregnancy flu” doesn’t last as long as the normal flu. However it does come and go when it wants.
Good news is, there’s a cure! It’s called birth! 😂 Once your adorable little one is here your hormone levels start to settle and the pregnancy flu symptoms disappear for good……until the next pregnancy if you decide. It’s a miserable experience and completely exhausting but so worth it in the end. I keep trying to remind myself of that when it takes over…..💙
Before I was a mom I was rarely ever sick. Id occasionally get a stuffy nose here and there. But when I told people I was sick, it was usually to get out of going somewhere or doing something.
Now that I’m a mom I’m sick more often than expected. Why? Because I now have a tiny human who sneezes and coughs ON my face. Before I could just avoid anyone sick by not getting too close or literally staying away from them. No chance of that anymore. My tiny human brings every sick bug to me in the form of snot or spit.
All I can hope is that with all the snot and spit being flung my way, comes a stronger immune system. Oh the joys of motherhood!
For those of you who don’t know, I used to teach high school health. One of my favorite things to do every day was have a random fact written on the board for us to discuss before we started the days lesson. I have a list of my favorite ones still saved. I’m going to start posting a few every so often. So here goes today’s……
When you sneeze your body is getting rid of infected cells and an average sneeze will spread over 100,000 virus cells up to nine meters. On average, adults catch two to three colds each year. School-age children can have 12 or more colds in a year. Yikes!
Cold and flu season is fast approaching! Cover your mouth and nose people! 😳 🤧