Flu Prevention Tips
For Kids

We've all been re-trained to sneeze into our elbow and instructed on staying home when we're sick, but what can we do for our kids to prevent them from getting sick to begin with? A healthy immune system is your child's best defense against germs this season, and maintaining a fit one will help keep germs away.

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Child playing footballRun germs off with regular exercise

Studies have linked a healthy immune system with moderate exercise, whether it's a quick walk or bike ride outside or a more organized sport after school.  Exercising as a family and limiting the amount of time your kids spend in front of the TV and playing video games is a good place to start when trying to establish a regular exercise routine for kids.

Get more tips here on encouraging kids -- and your entire family -- to get more exercise.

Battle germs with breastfeeding babies

Breast milk provides nutrients to your growing baby with mom passing on antibodies that help baby's immune system. Studies have linked the benefits of breast milk to everything from lower instances of SIDS to less ear infections.

Get more tips here on pregnancy, baby and the H1N1 swine flu.

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