Avoid Getting a Cold and/or Flu

  • Get a flu shot
  • Wash your hands often and use alcohol-based hand cleansers
  • Cover your mouth with your elbow or tissue not your hand
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Get rest
  • Eat health
  • Wipe down door knobs, phones and other things used by multiple people
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick

If you do get sick

  • Take acetampinopen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for fevers and body aches
  • Drink clean fluids (water, broth)
  • Stay home for 24-hours and rest!
  • Wash your hands often

More Tips!

  • Balance hobbies/activites with your academic responsibilites
  • Stay connected with family, old friends - and make new ones!
  • Schedule exercise into your daily routine
  • Make smart choices about alcohol and other drugs
  • Take time to nourish your soul (place of worship or nature)
  • Maintain a regular sleep pattern (Lack of sleep affects your memory and concentration. It can make you irritable and impact your overall health and appearance.)

Stress relief techniques

College can be a stressful time in your child's life. Encourage them to:

  • Relax neck/shoulders/body
  • Get a massage
  • Meditate/pray
  • Laugh
  • Learn something new
  • Congratulate themselves on their accomplishments

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