We relish late fall and early winter for curling up by the fire, sipping on seasonal specialty drinks, and of course, enjoying the holidays. What we don’t look forward to is the drama of the cold and flu season. According to the CDC website, seasonal flu begins in October and tends to peak right around the December to February time frame, just as we’re traveling to visit family, hosting holiday events, and gathering in groups for end-of-year celebrations. That means, ‘tis the season to step up our self-care routines, honor our bodies, and prepare our immune systems for the potential onslaught of seasonal germs.
As our grandmothers and mothers knew, heat is the best way to beat the cold. Remember running in from school, or tumbling in from playing in the snow, getting wrapped in a cozy blanket and handed a steaming cup of cocoa, or a bowl of soup to warm us from the inside out? We like to channel the wisdom of our elders and access that feeling in our everyday lives. So we consulted with Rosalynn Daniels, La Guardia Cross, and Balanced Les on a few of their favorite warm remedies and hot health routines!
An Ounce of Prevention
Rosalynn Daniels (@rosalynndaniels), Lifestyle Content Creator
Life can get really busy really fast for a multi-hyphenate professional, wife, and mom of 3, like Rosalynn Daniels. So this lifestyle maven takes solace in finding a good spa treatment. And when a broken foot kept her from the spa, she brought the spa, and a relaxing hot stone massage with an essential oil shower, to her home!
La Guardia Cross (@laguardiacross), Creator of ‘New Father Chronicles’
We can’t take care of others without first taking care of ourselves, a fact La Guardia Cross knows well. The working husband and father of 2, finds end-of-the-day respite in a warm, reinvigorating foot soak, a routine he and his wife use to decompress once the kids are asleep.
Les (@balancedles), Founder of Balanced Black Girl podcast
As an expert on mental wellness and self-discipline, Les knows the importance of sticking to a self-care routine. Soaking in a warm, essential oil-infused bath for a few moments of self-reflection is always on her ‘to-do’ list.
When the Cold Creeps In
Sometimes the signs of sickness inevitably creep in, so Rosalyn, La Guardia, and Les each reach for Theraflu to help alleviate those flu-like symptoms!
Rosalynn’s perspective is, “With the changing of this weather and all of this cool air coming in, I need pampering now more than ever. With flu season upon us, let’s make sure we stock up on some Theraflu, so we can make sure we do something good for ourselves, even when we’re sick.”
LaGuardia reaches for Theraflu in the unfortunate case he gets sick because, “We don’t get sick days off from parenting, so I’m so glad that Theraflu is formulated to fit our busy lifestyles and get us back on our rested feet fast.”
Les relies on this self-care tip when her cold symptoms crop up: she mixes a packet of Theraflu into 8 ounces of water. “Theraflu products act fast. They give you symptom relief to help you rest and recover. You know what they say: you can’t pour from an empty cup.”
Self-care is so much more than a catchphrase, it’s a lifestyle. Whether it’s a hot stone massage, a steam or sauna, or even a few extra minutes in the hot shower at home, you need a tried-and-true recipe for daily recovery to help you stay active in all the ways that matter to you most.
And when symptoms do arise, reach for mom’s tried-and-true, Theraflu, available over-the-counter, without a time-consuming doctor’s visit or a prescription. We know you don’t have time to be sick. Theraflu is a cold and flu medicine formulated to fit your lifestyle.
To learn more about how Theraflu offers fast day and night relief from the symptoms of cold and flu,