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How to Keep Illness Away This Fall

By Genevieve Cunningham

Even though the fall season can be a lot of fun, it's also riddled with illnesses. It's not just weather changes that might bring in new colds and runny noses, it's also that the fall is so busy. We're more exposed to other people and their germs. Luckily, staying healthy in the fall is not an impossible task. Difficult? Yes. Impossible? Absolutely not. If you're interested in skipping illness and staying well through the season, take a look at these tips that you need to start doing in your routine today.

Keep Sick People Away

We should be nice to others. We should help them and care for them and be of service. But we shouldn't do that at the expense of our own health. If someone is sick, it's OK to avoid them. It's OK to change plans and avoid get-togethers. We can't always do this -- like in the instance of family members or sometimes work situations -- but the more germs we avoid, the less illness we're going to have in our health.

Choose Prevention

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is waiting for a problem before taking action. But if you're looking to avoid illness, you can't do that. You have to be proactive. Wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose in public, and see your doctor for checkups and vaccines. Choosing prevention often helps you avoid the problem altogether, or at the very least, it might help you lessen the effects if illness happens to come your way.

Be Positive

Illness happens. We sometimes get sick. But it's still important to maintain a positive attitude. A positive attitude helps us get better faster, seek help faster, and keeps our mood stable. It's not a miracle worker, but a positive mood can definitely make any illness-related experience just a little bit easier to deal with as a whole.

The fall is certainly a sickly time of year. It's a time when viruses, colds, the flu, and even allergies all combine to keep us a bit worn down. But there are ways to lessen your chances of suffering and to keep your body healthy and strong. Use these tips to keep your body well, and enjoy better health all season long and into the new year too.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Folsom, Calif.

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