How to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter Season

       It’s that time of year we’re all doing whatever we can to prevent our families from getting ill with the change in seasons. It is common to feel helpless when it comes to ensuring our family is healthy during such a family-oriented, joyous season and you may feel at a loss as to how to keep the whole family healthy and happy. We have gathered our favorite, safest tips to stay healthy this season so your family can fully enjoy all the joy that comes with the holiday season.


        Frequent hand washing- You’ve heard this tip before, but it is true during this flu-ridden season. “Hand washing is your first line of defense,” According to Dr. Campbell and Dr. Palmer. Make hand washing a priority among you and your kids to ward off illnesses.

         Adequate nutrition- Food rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc are both important to prevent illnesses, as well as to help combat them. Eating foods such as: salmon, spinach, pumpkin seeds and citrus fruits are all helpful to keep you and your family healthy. If you are unable to utilize food sources for these nutrients, then you may find them in supplemental form. 

         Proper sleep- This can often be a tall order, especially for parents, but it is essential for your body to recover and receive adequate rest. Adults should shoot for 7-8 hours of shut-eye each night. Your overall health will thank you.

         Drink Plenty of water- Water is essential to all functions of the body.  This includes prevention of illness, as well as your body's fight against illness.  Make sure that you are drinking at least eight 8oz glasses of water, or half of your body weight in fl oz of water.  

       Drink herbal tea- Herbal tea helps to relax your body and provides it with aromatherapy which can help to relieve symptoms of the common cold virus.

         Seek chiropractic care- Chiropractic adjustments can help to increase the function of the immune system. Dr. Palmer and Dr. Campbell are able to help keep your body moving, which in turn helps your lymph system (part of the immune system) move around the cells that help your body fight illness.  




         Contact Flint Hills Family Chiropractic at 785-320-6791 to schedule an adjustment to ensure you and your family’s health is in the best shape transitioning into winter. 

Lauren Palmer