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5 Tips for Parents to Keep Dancers Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year again friends and this season may produce more obstacles than others, but persevere we shall! 

With the Cold & Flu season upon us during a nationwide pandemic, parents are looking for every remedy to protect their families from ANY virus that comes their way.

It’s time to get back to basics and remember the simple steps that are taken each day to go the distance! 

Tasks are in place that we practice ensuring our dancers and musicians are happy, healthy, and safe. 

 

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s to BE PREPARED

Listed below are our top 5 tips to help your family not only prepare for Cold & Flu Season but ways to keep your dancer or musician healthy year round! 

Stock up on Supplies

Having the basics such as tissues, throat lozenges, hand sanitizer, and soap will come in handy when a cold strikes! Keeping the travel-size options in your student’s bag/backpack is also a huge help. 

 

Organize medicine cabinet 

There is nothing worse than waking up at 11:30 p.m. with a high fever and no acetaminophen in the house! Make sure to stock up on fever, pain relief and cold and flu medicine as well as checking expiration dates for medicine already purchased. 

 

Stock the kitchen with comfort food favorites

We all know that no matter the illness there is nothing better than a big bowl of chicken noodle soup! Keeping the pantry full with crackers, soups, Gatorade, and herbal teas is a huge help since most of these items have a long expiration date.  

Check all household Cold & Flu Items

Take time to go through all items and make sure they are working properly. Replace batteries in your thermometer, check the humidifier and keep ice packs and compresses on hand. 

 

Practice Healthy Living Habits

There are so many ways to prevent illness that we can practice each day! 

Getting a good night’s rest, eating a balanced diet, drinking LOTS of water, and exercising daily are just a few ways to help keep your child happy, healthy, and safe.

 

These tips are sure to help you and your family this season, but remember the best way to stay safe is to stay home if feeling under the weather. 

APA is a Tech-Enabled studio, so even if your child is not feeling their best they can still participate in their weekly lesson!

Dancers can take a class from the comfort of their living rooms and even if they’re not well enough to participate, it’s great to just observe the lesson and see their dance family.  We offer virtual music lessons as well.  

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