• 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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Sick…on a beautiful Monday

The season’s germs have finally got to me, and I am not enjoying their presence whatsoever.  Despite what they may say, no one really enjoys having a stuffed up nose, teary eyes, and a sore throat.  It wouldn’t be natural!  So what can I do to make my ailment a little less severe?  Here are my tips (for both my own health and yours!):

 -Drink water and fluids to flush out the germs.  Doctors recommend good ole H2O above all other liquids, but orange juice and hot tea are also good options.

-SOUP. It tastes good, feels good, and takes no time to make.  Live off this stuff for a few days and you will be on the road to recovery.

-Turn on the humidifier.  Having moist air can help clear out passageways and relieve congestion.  If you don’t have one, try creating a double boiler on your stove top and letting the vapor fill the room for ten or fifteen minutes at a time.

-Vic’s.  Vaporub is a good way to aid in clearing out the respiratory system, although it can sometimes be a little pungent.  Be cautious who you use this stuff around!

-Salt water.  Gargling this stuff with a sore throat can sometimes do the trick.  If not, try some over the counter cold medications like tylenol or ibuprofen.  Just remember to be very careful about your dosage on these drugs, as they can cause severe liver damage if taken in too massive of quantity.

-Cough drops.  Although I absolutely loathe cough drops, I know others who swear by them for their recovery.  The stronger the kind you can handle sucking on, the better.  If it tastes like cough medicine, you are golden.

-Vitamin C.  Whether getting this essential through OJ or taking water dissolving packets of it, this stuff will help you kick the sick a whole lot quicker.

Well, off to bed for me, and resting up for another day of classes tomorrow.  Remember the tips and stay healthy!

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