• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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Staying Healthy

There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning only to find out that you have a sore throat and are running a fewer that somehow magically developed overnight.  With only a few days left until Halloween weekend and many plans for spooky fun, getting sick really couldn’t have come at any worse of a time!  Hopefully, if I take the right precautions, I will be able to kick the bug quickly, but I will have to try to stick to them and not less myself get run down.  There are some very specific tried and true tactics for attacking a virus, and if you get sick soon, I suggest you follow them too for quick recovery!

  • Rest.  Probably the simplest and most obvious way to recover from being sick, yet the least adhered to.  No one wants to lay around and do nothing for a day or even mulitiple days, especially when they know they are missing out on fun and oftentimes important events.  However, your body needs this time to heal and protect itself from becoming even more infected, so if it’s tired, listen to it!
  • Lots of water.  Although many people feel that beverages such as Sprite or hydrating drinks like Gatorade are the best forms of beverages for recovering sickies, these are not as effective at aiding in kicking the illness as plain old regular water.  Water restores directly what is being lost from your body and, let’s be honest, your body is made of the stuff!  Obviously that’s what it needs to function properly.
  • OJ.  Orange Juice is an important supplementary drink to add into your intake when sick, because it is rich in Vitamin C, which provides your body with antioxidants and boosts your immunity to prevent further germs from wreaking havoc in your body.  Very important stuff.  If you are not an OJ lover, try to drink another juice high in Vitamin C or take capsules/supplements.
  • Dress appropriately.  If you have to go outside, be sure to wear layers and a nice warm jacket.  Being underdressed for the temperature can easily make the virus grow worse, so be sure to protect yourself.
  • Reduce your stress.  Don’t worry about assignments, drama, or the mounds of dishes piling up in the kitchen.  When your body feels anxious, it can cause it to overwork itself, expending that energy on worries rather than using it to fend off the germs making you sick.
  • Eat right.  Soup, crackers, toast, oatmeal and dry cereal, and less acidic fruits (like bananas) are all great foods for when you are sick or have a sensitive tummy.  Be sure to avoid foods that are highly acidic (such as tomatoes), which may upset your stomach more.

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