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In today’s world, millions of children are catching colds, dealing with the flu, or grappling with a long-standing illness. If this is the case for one or more of your children, you probably want to steer clear of the illness. Luckily, there are many ways that you can make it happen. Here are six of them:

1. Meditate.

Meditation is a wonderful way to prevent yourself from getting sick when your kids are. This is the case for many reasons, including the fact that meditation boosts immunity. This immune boost can decrease your susceptibility to catching what your kids are carrying.

2. Go Outside.

In addition to meditating regularly, make sure that you’re getting outside consistently while your kids are sick. (This should actually be a habit whether your kids are ill or not.) One big benefit of going outside regularly is that you won’t constantly be in the presence of the germs or bacteria your children are carrying. And as noted in Business Insider, being outdoors is linked to a substantive decrease in stress levels. This reality is important because stress compromises immunity and makes you more susceptible to getting ill.

3. Eat Well. 

Eating the right foods is known to boost immunity, so make sure you’re filling your plate with dark leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits during your child’s bout with illness. Remember that there are tons of ways that you can work these foods into your diet, and one of the simplest methods is by having a huge green smoothie for breakfast.

4. Exercise. 

Like eating well, exercise boosts immunity. As such, make sure that you’re getting your daily dose of exercise when your kids are sick (and when they’re well, too!). Cycling, running, and weight-lifting are just three of many exercises that you can engage in to enhance the functioning of your immune system.

5. Keep Your Home Super Clean. 

While sick, your children may be leaving germs and bacteria all over your house. This is why regularly cleaning your home is important if you want to decrease your susceptibility to becoming ill. As such, you should make a point to set aside at least ten minutes in the morning and evening to clean your house while your child is ill.

6. Help Your Kids Heal Faster. 

The sooner your kids get well, the sooner you can stop worrying about your risk of catching whatever they have. With this reality in mind, make sure that you implement strategies that will help your kids heal faster.

If you know that your child is sick, now is the time to develop a strategic plan which will reduce your risk of growing ill. Review the six strategies outlined above to figure out which ones you can actually implement to keep yourself alive and vibrant while your child is healing!