3 Tips to Help Avoid Getting Ill

By Virginia Laird

It is the time of year when people begin to fall ill, especially with the flu virus. While there is little that can be done to absolutely avoid the virus, there are some precautions you can take to help decrease the chances of having this virus take over your home. First, many doctors recommend getting the flu vaccine. Although this is not for everyone, it has been proven to help decrease the chances of getting the flu. It also helps make the virus easier to deal with if you do get it and have had the vaccine. A few other tips to consider when trying to prevent the flu include:

  • Avoid sick people
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Clean your home routinely

Avoid Sick People

Although it may not always be easy to avoid others who are sick, you should try. Likewise, it is considerate to keep yourself at home when you are ill. There is not much so urgent that you must get out and about while you are ill. Make sure to take care of yourself. The body needs rest to help fight the virus that may be attacking your body. Keep in mind that when you go out while sick, you are giving your germs to the innocent people to whom you may come in contact with. Do yourself and others a favor and stay home while contagious.

Get Plenty of Sleep

The immune system relies on sleep to maintain function. When there is a lack of sleep, it can be difficult for the body to prevent illness. Research suggests that the average adult should get a minimum of at least six hours of sleep each night. This can be quite difficult for those with small children, but it should be the goal. Children require much more than adults. Try to make sleep a priority for the whole family.

Clean Your Home Routinely

Cleaning the house may be the least favorite chore of the entire list. However, during flu season it is vital to routinely clean the surfaces of your home. This can help prevent the spread of the germs brought home from school, work, and other places. This does not need to be a difficult task. Investing in antibacterial wipes can be beneficial. Have your children begin the habit of wiping the counter tops and surfaces after using a space. This can reduce your workload.

Hopefully, you and your family will stay healthy this fall and enjoy every minute of all the fall adventures that lie ahead.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Surprise, Ariz.

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