Frugal Tips for Dealing with Cold and Flu Season

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Cold and flu season is here, so if you’ve avoided getting sick thus far, good work! Here are some easy ways that you can continue sickness prevention (or get healthy soon if you’ve already caught a bug):

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  • Take Your Vitamins: vitamins can help fill those nutritional gaps created by stress and lack of sleep when you’re sick. You don’t have to spend a fortune on vitamins either. According to Consumer Reports, store brand multi-vitamins are on equal footing as their name brand equivalents.
  • Homemade Electrolyte Solution: believe it or not, science supports the idea that chocolate milk after a workout or when you are sick with the flu helps to replenish your body’s electrolytes.
  • Change Out Your Toothbrush Regularly: bacteria can build up on your toothbrush while you’re sick, decrease your immune system’s effectiveness. Either get a new one after you’ve been sick or boil yours in some water and vinegar (without melting it!)

Check out some other methods for staying/getting healthy on the cheap over at The Cheaper Side of Healthcare.

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