We all hate it but we have to deal with it. It’s a fact that the flu is everywhere and is something that we need to start prepping for. As we head straight for the flu season here are a few tips that can keep you and your family happy and healthy during the fall and winter flu session.
Get Your Flu Shot!
This is one of the most important things when it comes to preventative care. When getting the flu shot, wait for your immune system to be at 100%. Meaning if you have the sniffles or have a cough then you should wait until you have cured those, otherwise, you could actually end up getting the flu. You see in order to create a vaccine you need to put a weaker form of the virus into the vaccine. This allows for your immune system to fight off the virus in the future since it already knows whats it’s dealing with.
Try To Avoid Public Transportation
While most people that have the flu tend to stay home, and we all thank them for that, there are those occasional people that don’t have a choice. Or they ignore the fact they are sick and still go to work, school and even to the grocery store. In this case it’s best to stay away from public transportation as much as possible. We know that’s not possible for some people, and if you can’t avoid it, bring a mask.
Mask up to avoid the flu!
If you have someone in your house that is sick, have them wear a mask! You should also wear a mask yourself in order to protect yourself. “People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.”, reports the CDC.
Wash your hands!
I can’t tell you how important it is that you wash your heads all the time! However washing your hands can help create a germ barrier AND kill those pesky germs you picked up while doing a task or speaking to someone who is sick or getting sick.
Eat a Balanced diet. Could help with the flu.
Taking care of yourself can be a big step in the right direction. Eating a healthy diet is a big part of that. Getting your protein and not exceeding your maximum fat intake can go a long way.
Get enough sleep! Avoid that pain!
This is a pro-life tip for everyone! Getting 7-9 hours of sleep a day can lead to a more productive day. It can also lead to a better immune system. Try it out, you’ll never want to go back to sleeping less or even more! At the end of the day preventing the flu is a chore.