Thursday, 3 September 2015

How to prevent yourself from contracting illness this winter

Image result for germsNobody really likes being sick. I know I don’t because when I am sick I can’t do as many things as normal. Why do people get sick? How do people get sick? Where does sickness come from? Hopefully this explanation can provide you with some helpful tips on how to keep you well this Winter.

Getting sick can come in many different ways such as the flu, cold or sometimes it can be worse - a terminal illness. In cases of viruses travelling around your body you can be admitted to hospital as the virus can take over your body.  Contracting sickness mostly occurs during the season of winter as the temperature can drop to about 3 - 4 degrees celsius during the evening in Auckland.

To help keep yourself well you need to eat well. If your body has a balanced diet with all the nutrient that you're body needs  it will be unlikely that you would get sick. Also cut down on sugary treats like chocolate, ice cream, cake, cookies, and. Did you know that if kids don’t eat right for upto three months they will have to be admitted into hospital where they will be fed through a tube.

Another way to keep well this winter is to stay warm. As you may already know Winter can get super cold especially when it gets to the evening. During the night in Auckland the temperature can drop down to 3 - 4 degrees celsius.  Becoming cold in the night can lead to contracting a flu or a cold. To prevent this illness you can make sure that when you go to bed all the windows in the house are closed, you have warm clothes on and most importantly you cover up.

Also keeping yourself well can include making sure that you have had you're flu shot. Flu shots cause serum to develop in you're body about two weeks after your shot. This serum can provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.

In conclusion, preventing yourself from catching illness simply means that you need too make sure that you stay warm, eat the right food, have your flu shot and give your body a good exercise when need. These undemanding steps can be the keys to your wellbeing this winter.


  1. Hey Paige this is an example of preventing your self by being sick and it is an kind story.

  2. Omg
    Paige I never knew how much you really could write until know I'm so impressed with your writing keep striving to succeed

  3. Well Done Sissy!!!! Awesome piece of writing. Keep up the great work.