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

I have been bragging that I haven’t had a cold or flu since February 2016! That’s almost two years! I credit a healthy diet, lots of sleep, and lots of exercise to this but now that I’m teaching and see more than 100 kids a day, I think the odds of staying 100% are pretty slim this year.

NOTHING is worse than being sick when you’re me. I loathe wasting a perfectly good day I could be slaying at life to lay on the couch watching TV, napping, and calling my mom. Yes, I always call my mom when I’m sick. And she fusses over me and tells me what to do and it makes me feel better. HA HA!

So while I can’t guarantee I won’t be getting sick this winter, there are some things that help you feel better and get back on your feet sooner.

Clear your nose

Having a blocked nose can be one of the worst parts about being sick. If cold medications still leave you feeling stuffed up, try pairing them with a saline spray like hydraSense®. hydraSense® is 100% naturally sourced sea water that is clinically proven to help get rid of nasal congestion so you can breathe better and concentrate on getting the rest you need.

Clean up your act

This one is often overlooked! Keep anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer within reach on sick days to avoid leaving germs on the surfaces in your home. The last thing you want to do is spread sickness to your friends and family members. You’ll feel better knowing you’re keeping your germs to yourself.

My mom is OBSESSED with her anti-bacterial hand gel. She keeps itr in her purse and uses it all the time. I don’t know how her hands aren’t all dried out.

 Take a hike

This is my secret to health! Did you know that light exercise can help to relieve congestion when you have a cold? Instead of staying cooped up inside, a brisk walk can help you feel restored. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. And keep your toque on! No matter how sweaty you get, exposing your warm head to crisp, cool, air is a recipe for a cold!

Put your sore throat on ice

Sucking on ice chips can help temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat by numbing and calming some of the inflammation causing your pain.  Other ways to soothe a sore throat include gargling warm salt water or sipping on a warm herbal tea.

Hot Water and Lemon

I swear by this one! When I’m sick, I don’t like how tea tastes on my fuzzy tastebuds. So I’ll brew up a big old pot of hot water and lemon. The hot liquid keeps you hydrated but is also comforting and warm. If you have a sore throat, add some honey and the honey will coat your throat and make it feel better.

 Give yourself a (delicious!) boost

When you’re sick, making nutritious meals may feel like more of a chore. If your sick-day meals are more microwave friendly than health conscious, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need with a multivitamin. 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!

I also like to pack away the green smoothies when I’m sick. They’re another great way to get in your vitamins and minerals without having to eat a ton of food.

Remember, the last thing you want to do when you’re sick is go to the store or send your husband and have him call you all pissy because he doesn’t know where anything is (that’s how it is when I send Ryan). So, stock up today to get ready for the winter.


Ok! My friends at Bayer want to giveaway one Bayer Cold & Flu Prize Pack!

The prize packs pack (valued at $85) includes;

  • One a Day Gummies
  • Hydrasense
  • Redoxon
  • Organic Cold 911 David’s Tea
  • Cold/Hot compress

CONGRATS TO TAMMY! I’ve sent you an email!

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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.


  • Anne Taylor October 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

    When I’m sick I must have lots of gingerale, tissues and lipbalm!

    • Rachel October 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Gingerale for sure! I get Canada Dry because it has real ginger. Good luck on the giveaway!

  • Megan October 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Lots of water and some vitamin water to stay hydrated and flush out the bad stuff…

    • Rachel October 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Oh ya! I drink hot water with lemon like crazy. Good luck on the giveaway!

  • Glogirl October 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    My must have when I’m sick is a cup of hot peppermint tea. Helps to clear my congested nose/sinuses.

  • Josh S October 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Some sort of lozenge to suck on for my throat.

  • Loretta October 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm


  • Wanda Tracey October 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    When I am sick my list is pretty long.I must have the following to help me get well: Water infused with lemon slices,plenty of rest, tea, some cold and flu medicines,a vaporizer, a warm blanket,chicken soup, cough drops and some #Bayer aspirins for fever. Thanks so much for caring.This is a wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  • Tammy Dalley October 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    My must have is advil cold and sinus!!!

  • Maggie C November 2, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Definitely must have lemon with honey + hot water and vitamin c’s.

    thank you for the chance! 🙂

  • lori b November 2, 2017 at 5:16 am

    mine is my neo and tea


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