self discovery & expression

Natural Prevention for Colds and Flu/Assignment 8/15

There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal. A proactive approach to warding off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. The most effective way for preventing the flu is to get the flu shot. It may not be natural, but it works better than anything else. But there are other strategies you can employ as well. WebMD went to Charles B. Inlander, president of The People’s Medical Society, for suggestions you may want to try:

#1 Wash Your Hands

Most cold and flu viruses are spread by direct contact. Someone who has the flu sneezes onto their hand, and then touches the telephone, the keyboard, a kitchen glass. The germs can live for hours — in some cases weeks — only to be picked up by the next person who touches the same object. So wash your hands often. If no sink is available, rub your hands together very hard for a minute or so. That also helps break up most of the cold germs. Or rub an alcohol-based hand sanitizer onto your hands.

#2 Don’t Cover Your Sneezes and Coughs With Your Hands

Because germs and viruses cling to your bare hands, muffling coughs and sneezes with your hands results in passing along your germs to others. When you feel a sneeze or cough coming, use a tissue, then throw it away immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

#3 Don’t Touch Your Face

Cold and flu viruses enter your body through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Touching their faces is the major way children catch colds, and a key way they pass colds on to their parents.

#4 Drink Plenty of Fluids

Water flushes your system, washing out the poisons as it rehydrates you. A typical, healthy adult needs eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids each day. How can you tell if you’re getting enough liquid? If the color of your urine runs close to clear, you’re getting enough. If it’s deep yellow, you need more fluids.

#5 Take a Sauna

Researchers aren’t clear about the exact role saunas play in prevention, but one 1989 German study found that people who steamed twice a week got half as many colds as those who didn’t. One theory: When you take a sauna you inhale air hotter than 80 degrees, a temperature too hot for cold and flu viruses to survive.

#6 Do Aerobic Exercise Regularly

Aerobic exercise speeds up the heart to pump larger quantities of blood; makes you breathe faster to help transfer oxygen from your lungs to your blood; and makes you sweat once your body heats up. These exercises help increase the body’s natural virus-killing cells.



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1. Have 2 different folders for voice and piano lose papers.

2. Bring all your index cards to all your music class, for us to make musical flash cards.

3. Put fermata on the flash card.

4. Piano Lesson Book p. 26 & 27

5. Piano Theory book p. 38-42 (prep level)

6. Piano 2A technique book P. 2-3, 2x.

7. Piano Lesson Book 2A P. 4 Rhythm and Play 10x


8. Recorder 01/01 Vocalise (3 exercises) 1x each day

9. Recorder 02/02 Shy P. 148-149 10x


1. Flash Card P. 22-P35

2. Lesson Book P. 33-35

3. Theory P. 11-15


1. Vocalise 20-30min per day.

2. Define each phrase & character development on the following songs:

a. Make you feel my love

b. Someone like you

c. Rolling in the deep


1. Vocalise 20-30min per day.

on Speak Now: (follow the recorder)

2. First two pages, 5x

3. Measure 19 & 20, 10x

4. Measures 21, use pencil as focal point, 5x


1. Vocalise (4 exercises) per day.

2. In My Own Little Corner, sing with Ms. Julie Andrews.

3. Sight Sing and Play on the keyboard P. 11 #5 &6

4. Rhythm P. 10 #1, 2


Practice M/T/Th

1. Vocalise with CD.

2. Lesson 1, P. 10 #1 Rhythm, P. 11 #5 Pitch 12x

3. Bring a calendar for music practice planner.

Have a good week!!!  See you soon!!!

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