Protect Your Family Against the Flu Now
By Virginia Laird
According to research, there is literally nothing you can do to completely avoid the flu virus. However, there is plenty you can do to deter the illness from taking over your home and your family. Experts have offered a variety of healthy living tips for you to consider when trying to stay well throughout flu season. These include:
- Get plenty of sleep
- Clean the surfaces of your home daily
- Use good hygiene
Get Plenty of Sleep
With fall being one of the busiest times of the year, getting plenty of sleep can be quite a struggle. However, making sure you get enough sleep is vital in your overall wellness. The many systems of the body rely on enough rest to function properly. For many, it is necessary to apply a bedtime, including for yourself. While many parents are strict about the time their children go to bed, they quickly forget about themselves. Giving yourself a bedtime (and sticking to it) can be the key to helping you stay well throughout the flu season. According to research, the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Still, there are millions who need much more than this. Start tonight making your sleep a priority, your health relies on it.
Clean the Surfaces of Your Home Daily
There are times that the chore of keeping your home clean can seem like an endless task. This is most certainly the case during flu season. With the constant flow of traffic in and out of your home, it is imperative that you clean the surfaces of your home often. This include the bathroom and kitchen counters, as well as tables and any other place where people gather. Even when these individuals are well, they can carry a variety of germs that are spread through the touching of these surfaces. Start today wiping these areas down at least a couple of times each day.
Use Good Hygiene
There is much to praise about the use of good hygiene practices. When used, the spread of germs is kept to a minimum. These include routine hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze, using hand sanitizer often, and much more. While you cannot control what others do to prevent the flu, you can teach your family the importance of good hygiene now. This can be included as part of your healthy living habits.
There are no guarantees you can completely avoid the flu. However, these tips can help promote healthy living habits that can deter the flu from taking over your home. Start applying them today.
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