Winter Warriors: Keeping Your Family Healthy this Season

We all know Canadian winters can be downright ruthless, putting both your mind and body to the test. Yet this particular one seems to be a lot worse, I really don’t recall the last time we’ve seen such a harsh Winter.

Many Canadians, like myself, are trying like mad to keep the family healthy. While we all like to think of ourselves as winter warriors, sometimes our immune systems start to crack under pressure.

Protect your family from the cold and flu this winter by recognizing the telltale signs, taking preventative measures and acting fast.

Think you might be on the verge of something you would rather avoid? Look out for these symptoms as signs that you might be losing the battle:

  • Cough
  • Scratchy Throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose


  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Aches and Pains
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Headache

Prevention – follow these simple tips and you might be able to avoid what’s going around:

  • Sleep – Everyone needs a good night’s sleep; proper shut-eye allows your body to rest and keeps your immune system strong
  • Multivitamin – A multivitamin can certainly help maintain good health and it’s important to have one that you’ll enjoy and remember to take. Vitafusion™ MultiVites™ adult gummy vitamins (yes, gummies for big kids!) contain the essential vitamins you need. For the kids, try L’il Critters™ GummyVites™. Kids love the flavour so much that if you forget to give them their vitamins, they’ll remind you!
  • Exercise – With a busy routine maintaining an exercise schedule can feel like a chore, but regular exercise is an easy way to keep your body strong, helping your immune system fight off illnesses such as a cold or flu1  
  • Wash your hands – Your best protection from the common cold and flu is frequent hand washing


Weren’t able to avoid those nasty Canadian cold and flu bugs? Here are some tips to help get you back on your feet, tout suite:

  • Treatment: With ingredients like ginger and willow bark, Gravol’s® Natural Source Multi Symptom will help you kick that cold to the curb. This all-in-one pain, fever and nausea reliever won’t leave you feeling drowsy either, because we all know you’ve got a million things to do
  • Exercise: Just as much of a preventative measure as it is a solution; don’t let sore muscles and joints stop you from being active. Bring out the triple threat – RUB A535® Triple Action Cream cools, warms and soothes to keep you going. Exercising will help your body fight the cold, improve your mood, boost your energy and help you sleep2 , a win-win situation
  • Drink Fluids: Just like your parents always said, drink lots of hot liquids to soothe your throat, thin your mucus and put you on the road to recovery
  • Vitamin C: No time to peel  10 tangerines? Try Vitafusion™ Power C™ adult gummy vitamins to up your vitamin C intake. Delicious orange flavour and yummy gummy texture will make remembering to take them the easiest thing you do today


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. my tip is LOTS and LOTS of tea!! Green tea, peppermint, etc all helps the system!!

  2. Extra vitamin C.. Zinc for the ‘onset’.. I have my inlaws mail me Thera Flu from the states for horrible flu nights.

  3. drinking lots of water and getting lots of sleep, best ways for our family to ward off being sick. When you are run down, you are more likely to catch the bugs!

  4. Eating a balanced diet, staying fit, getting enough sleep, and staying hydrated.

  5. I wish I could say hibernate, but I get my rest, and try to get as much sunlight as possible.

  6. washing hands frequently and applying lotion/cream to hydrate the skin and reduce chances of cracking. thanks

  7. Washing your hands, eating right, taking vitamins, and plenty of rest don’t run yourself down

  8. I bought a package of Gravol when I was shopping yesterday. It is usually something that I always have in my medicine cabinet. I felt so ill yesterday and after taking 1 tablet, I was able to carry one with my day. Another item that I use for nausea is gingerale.

  9. My tip is eat nutritious food, take Cold FX and wash your hands frequently to avoid getting sick.

  10. Taking extra vitamins and getting enough sleep. I have noticed that I get sick much easier if I am tired or stressed.

  11. I think the best way to stay healthy in a long, cold winter is to remember to still get outside! Bundle up and go for a walk, go skiing, or skating or snowshoeing. Being cooped up inside without fresh air and exercise makes us more vulnerable to all the “bugs” we get exposed to!

  12. Exactly that – I load up on vitamins and such to try to fend off what I can!

  13. I get the flu shot and take vitamin D. It is also my most religious vitamin taking time of the year.

  14. Me and my family use echinacea vitamin C and zinc to fight off a nasty flu this winter

  15. Frequent hand washing, plenty of rest ans proper nutrition, Extra B&C vitamins and copious amounts of Honey, garlic and Ginger in everything and anything. I swear by these.

  16. My tip is staying away from others who are sick, frequent handwashing and sanitizing

  17. I try to get lots of fresh air and exercise, eat healthy, get the right amount of sleep and drink lots of water.

  18. Eat lots of fresh veggies and fruit and take a vitamin D supplement during the winter.

  19. Vitamin D as there is hardly any sun around here. Washing hands and eating more fruits and vegetables…which at times it’s not that easy

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