Staying healthy and unaffected from illness during the weather change can be very difficult especially for our children. Knowing we are in the middle of flu season, which in North America is October through May, it is extremely important to take care of your body to reduce the risk of illness. Here are a few tips to stay strong and healthy throughout the season: Get your sleep! It is just as important for parents to get their sleep along with the children. Kids under 10 usually need about 10 hours of sleep. Adults and children over 10 usually require 8–9 hours. Getting the right amount of sleep will keep you focused throughout the day but also will allow your immune system to operate at its best. Stick to your healthy eating habits. We know it can be very difficult with the holidays coming up and how easy it is to fall into bad habits but sticking to your healthy eating routine will be a life saver! Including fruits and vegetables will help fuel your immune system and keep you healthy all season. Get active. If you and your children aren't getting at least an hour of active play time a day, add this to your routine. It is important for children to be comfortable working out and by doing so, you will be less likely to get sick this winter. Watch the weather. As many people know, Texas has a way of changing its mind on the weather at a moments notice. One day it is 75 degrees outside and we are in shorts, a short sleeved shirt and flip flops. The next day it is 40 degrees and we are unprepared. Watch the weather, be prepared for the crazy temperature shifts that might happen when you are working out in the club or when your kids are in school. We have many family events happening this season at the Club, including Holiday Hang Out, 12 Days of Holiday, Festival of Lights and Frosty Follies. We would hate for you and your family to miss these events because of a cold, fever or even the flu! Also as a reminder, please remember our Sick Policy in the Bungalow. If you have any questions about any of our events or about our Sick Policy please call the Youth Department at 713.685.7911.