This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

It’s back – the dreaded cold and flu season is here, but it doesn’t have to take you down with it. Every year, we do battle with coughs, cold and fever during cold and flu season. Even when we try really hard to stay healthy, we still have to climb under the covers sometimes and admit defeat.

If you’ve caught a bug, here are some things you can do to get back on your feet again as soon as possible and back to living your best life.

  1. Clear your nose

Feeling stuffy is the worst. If you are still feeling stuffy after cold medications, try adding a saline spray like hydraSense®. hydraSense® is 100% naturally sourced sea water and it is clinically proven to help get rid of nasal congestion so you can breathe better and concentrate on getting the rest you need. When you breathe better, you sleep better.

  1. Clean up your act

Don’t forget this step – it’s easy to overlook when you feel crummy! Keep anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer within reach on sick days to avoid leaving germs on the surfaces in your home. You don’t want to spread sickness to your friends and family members. You’ll feel better knowing you’re keeping your germs to yourself. Sharing is caring – but not with germs. Don’t extend cold and flu season with germs hanging around.

  1. Take a hike

Get some fresh air! Light exercise can help to relieve congestion when you have a cold so don’t be afraid to move a little. Instead of staying cooped up inside, a brisk walk can help you feel restored. Just make sure you don’t overdo it; take it easy.

  1. Chill out (your throat)

Does your throat hurt? Sucking on ice chips can help temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat by numbing and calming some of the inflammation causing your pain. The temperature feels nice too! You could also try gargling warm salt water or sipping on a warm herbal tea.

  1. Give yourself a (yummy!) boost

Who wants to cook when they are sick? It can feel like a lot of effort. If your sick-day meals are more microwave friendly than health conscious, it’s  important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need with a multivitamin. Make sure your body has the vitamins it needs to keep you going and get better. If you’re not a fan of pills, try One A Day® Gummies. They taste great and help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. For some added Vitamin C, pop Redoxon® into a ½ glass of cold water. You get 10 oranges worth of vitamin C in one tablet!

Most importantly, be prepared. Remember, the last thing you want to do when you’re sick is go to the store. Stock up today to get ready for the winter so everything is close at hand. What is on your “must have” list for a sick day?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Equivalent to the vitamin C of 10 raw oranges. Data on file. When diet is not enough – Redoxon is not meant to replace food.