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Beat the Flu With These Tips

By Virginia Laird

During flu season, it can seem to be hopeless to try to fight these germs. However, there is reason to believe you can decrease your chances of falling ill. While there are millions who will choose to get the flu vaccine, there are plenty who prefer to skip it. Still, following a few healthy living habits can help reduce your chances of getting the flu. A few tips suggested by the experts include:

  • Find time to exercise
  • Keep hand sanitizer with you
  • Clean the surfaces of your home 

Find Time to Exercise

While there is little you can do to completely avoid falling ill with the flu, making time to exercise can be beneficial in your battle against this illness. Experts say that as little as 20 minutes of exercise each day can be helpful in flushing out toxins and boosting the immune system. This exercise can be as simple as a walk through your neighborhood, a jog, a bike ride or a trip to the gym. Start today making sure you are making time to work out so that you can stay healthy.

Keep Hand Sanitizer with You 

Because it is not always available for you to wash your hands with soap and water, the next best thing is to carry hand sanitizer with you at all times. It is said that you should try to wash or sanitize your hands after you have come into contact with others, after a trip to the grocery store, after pumping gas, and many more times throughout the day. Washing and eliminating germs from your hands can be a great way to help keep you from ingesting these germs, which can make you fall ill. Carrying hand sanitizer with you at all times is a great way to make sure that you can keep your hands clean and keep you from falling ill.

Clean the Surfaces of Your Home

Keeping the surfaces of your home clean is an endless task. Still, it is necessary as it is one task that can help keep your family healthy. According to research, the surfaces of your home is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. These are the areas that you need to clean more often than not. Experts recommend that you clean the surfaces once to twice a day. These include your table, kitchen counters, and bathroom areas, as well as door knobs. Keeping these areas clean can help you prevent the spread of germs through your home.

Start right away by taking the advice of these experts and start protecting your family and home from the flu. 

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

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