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Wellness

Flu Season? We Don’t Know Her

November 9

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, flu season still exists, and it’s here. And while we’re rocking our masks, busting out our hand sanitizer, and staying away from as many people as possible those pesky germs can still get in and wage war with our immune systems. So, it’s time to stock up, stay in, and stay well.

Are you taking your vitamins? As the seasons change, we’re getting less fresh air and less sunlight so it’s increasingly important to ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals you need. Your specific needs can depend on your age, diet, lifestyle and any medical conditions you may have. Make time to talk to a knowledgeable in-store expert at Nutrition House to learn more about the right supplements and dosage for you, and your family, and stock up.

Feeling a tickle in your throat? Stay calm, boil the kettle, and break out the tea. Not only is it soothing, but a hot cup of tea is sure to warm you up and keep you cozy. Plus, it’s delicious. Tea can also cure a range of ailments—from settling an upset stomach to reducing stress and aiding in sleep—and can be a good source of antioxidants. But, we wouldn’t blame you if you’d rather treat yourself to a creamy and decadent hot chocolate. While you’re at it, try swapping the hot water for steamed milk as a splurge. Available at Murchie’s.

Ready for a nap? Who isn’t? Take your comfort and cozy game up a level with a new fleece blanket that’s warm and snuggly no matter where you choose to hit the hay. Plus, when you’re not curled up and hibernating, it makes a great couch throw. The quality of your sleep is also crucial and it’s just as important as the quantity. If you’re finding yourself staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night you might want to invest in new pillows. At QE Home, you can look for pillows that match your predominant sleeping style (back, side, or front) and while you’re at it, why not get a set of cute seasonal sheets, too?

If you do find yourself under the weather for a day or two, try delving into a good read or flagging new recipes for future meal prepping thanks to Coles. Or, use your quiet time to pick up a new pen and paper hobby like sketching, colouring, or hand lettering.

No one likes or plans to get sick but with the right supplies on-hand your winter flu could fly by and you’ll be prepared and ready to take on the day ahead—tomorrow.

Aishwarya Singh Willowbrook Blogger

Although she's not a regular shopper, Aishwarya does have an eye for the must-have's of the season. When she's not busy at work, you can find her at a concert or at the gym! And if you ever want to talk about horses, she's your girl!

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