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4 Tips to Prevent Illness During Flu Season

By Virginia Laird

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The beauty of the colors of fall, the sound of the crunching leaves beneath your feet, and the crisp air are a welcomed change from the blistering heat of summer. However, fall is also cursed with the treacherous virus: the flu. It alone can put its victims in a standstill of daily life. With high fevers, body aches, and lack of energy, the flu can hamper your plans of enjoying the fall and all its excitement and beauty. Although there is little that can be done to completely prevent the illness, there are a few things you can do to help prevent the spread of harmful germs, including:

  • Hand wash regularly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Clean the house daily

Hand Wash Regularly

A healthy habit of washing your hands is the first line of protection against the spread of germs. This is even more vital during flu season. Making certain to wash after using the restroom, being outside, visiting public places, and many additional times are always a great idea.

Avoid Touching Your Face

Touching the eyes and face is one certain way to bring germs into your body. Germs can easily enter the body through the mouth and nose. Because the hands are constantly used for various tasks, they are inevitably soiled with a cocktail of germs. Avoiding touching the face can help keep you well.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy, well balanced diet can give a boost to the immune system and help keep it functioning properly. During flu season it is more important than ever to protect the body from illness. Providing the body with the proper nutrition can promote good overall health.

Clean the House Daily

Making certain to clean the house daily can help prevent the spread of germs. When trying to fight the flu, there is no sure way to keep the virus away from your family. However, practicing routine cleaning to the surfaces, restrooms, and other high usage areas of the house can help keep the risk of getting ill to a minimum.

Applying these tips into your home and life can help prevent the spread of harmful germs, and just maybe can prevent your family from falling victim to this dreadful virus.

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

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