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4 Things to Get You Through the Cold and Flu Season

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Framingham chapter.

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1. Get your vitamin C 

Help boost your immune system by drinking a smoothie made with fruits that are full of Vitamin C. Just cut up the fruits, add yogurt, and blend it! 

Here is a recipe from Pinterest to try: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490399846920890948/

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2. Take a bath and relax 

Instead of reaching for the bottle of bubble bath soap, try using a mixture of Epsom salts and essential oils such as lavender, which is very soothing and calming. 

Here is a mixture from Pinterest to try: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490399846906406775/

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3. Find something to do while you’re resting in bed or on the couch 

I’m not one to pick up a book and read all day, however binge watching tv all day can also get boring for me. Drawing is the perfect solution for that! Drawing mandalas and zentangles are easy even if you’re not artistic, it’s just shapes and patterns that look detailed. 

Here is an example from Pinterest for some inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490399846917408960/

picture credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490399846920891086/

4. Feeling chilly? Grab your cozy blanket, put on a movie, and eat some warm soup 

The best part about chicken noodle soup is that you can just put all the ingredients in the pot and cook it, less work when you’re not feeling well. A lot of grocery stores sell already chopped veggies and you can just grab a rotisserie chicken while you’re there. 

Here is a recipe from Pinterest to try: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490399846920891086/


Rachel Davis

Framingham '19

Hi I'm Rachel, a senior at Framingham State University. My major is Communication Arts and I have a minor in Marketing. I am currently seeking to develop a career in the advertising and social media marketing industry. I love going on Pinterest, practicing mindfulness, eating good food, hanging out with friends, doing outdoor activities, going on road trips, traveling to new places, and taking beautiful photos!