Fast Tips for Fighting the Flu
By Virginia Laird
Wouldn't it be great if there were a sure way to avoid getting the flu! Sadly, that is not the case. Healthcare professionals admit there are several things you can do to help limit your odds of falling victim to this virus. Many choose to get the flu vaccine. While this can be helpful, there are many who prefer to skip this option, as it is no guarantee to avoid the illness. A few other tips suggested by these experts include:
- Wash your hands often
- Keep sanitizer in your bag
- Stay home when you don't feel well
Wash Your Hands Often
Keeping your hands clean is the first line of defense when trying to prevent the flu from taking over your home, according to healthcare professionals across the nation. This is best done by washing your hands often. Far too many avoid this simple healthy hygiene habit simply because it takes too much time to pause and wash. According to research, those who wash fewer than seven times each day are shortchanging their health. Experts stress the importance of washing after visiting the restroom, before handling any food, after coming in contact with large crowds, and much more.
Keep Sanitizer in Your Bag
Hand sanitizer is a great tool to help manage the spread of germs when washing is not available. For this reason, experts say that you should pack a bottle of sanitizer in your bag wherever you go. This can help ensure you have the ability to wash away germs as you are exposed to them. The next time you head to the supermarket, make sure you grab an extra bottle or two of sanitizer to keep handy.
Stay Home When You Don't Feel Well
Aside from keeping your hands clean. Staying Home when you do not feel well is another way to help avoid spreading illness or getting more germs. According to research, when the body is ill it becomes more vulnerable to contracting further illness. Those who choose to go to work, go shopping, or find other reasons to get out of the house while ill are sharing the germs they have with those around them. Consider staying home when you are ill for yourself, and others you may cross paths with.
Now is the time to begin taking action to keep your family well as flu season races toward your every move.
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