Help Your Family Avoid the Flu

By Virginia Laird

While there is much to be excited about during this time of the year, the flu is not one of those things. Each year, millions head out to take advantage of the flu vaccine in an effort to prevent the virus from consuming their home. Still, experts suggest that even this is not a cure-all for this virus. Research indicates that there is no sure guarantee of preventing this illness from coming through your front door. Still, experts suggest that there are a few things you can do to deter the spread of this virus, including:

  • Give everyone a bedtime
  • Keep sanitizer handy
  • Clean the surfaces of your home daily

Give Everyone a Bedtime

Research suggests time and again that sleep is imperative when it comes to staying well. For this reason, health and wellness experts advise that it is best to give everyone in your home a bedtime, including yourself. When setting your bedtimes, make sure you are allowing for the recommended number of hours. Experts suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. However, children require much more. Check here for recommendations from sleep experts.

Keep Sanitizer Handy

Keeping your hands clean is another way to help prevent germs from invading your home and family. All too often a sink may not be available to wash. During these times it is necessary to reach for hand sanitizer. Health and wellness experts suggest that keeping sanitizer on hand can help ensure you and your family keep germs away and hands clean most of the time. The next time you head to the store, make sure to grab a few bottles of sanitizer for your home, car, and purse.

Clean the Surfaces of Your Home Daily

Health and wellness experts suggest that cleaning the areas of your home that are highly trafficked can help prevent the sharing of germs. For many this is the kitchen. Experts suggest the wiping these surfaces after having visitors, gathering in the area, as well as other times, can help eliminate germs. Other surfaces to consider cleaning often include the counters in the bathroom and doorknobs. While most cleaning can be a lengthy chore, simply wiping these areas with a disinfecting wipe takes only a few seconds.

Now is the time, before you get sick, to start making these tips a part of your wellness routine.

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