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3 Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

By Virginia Laird

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. Its natural beauty begins to peek out as the leaves begin to change colors. Along with such breathtaking beauty comes the dreariness of flu season. While there are some who may choose to get the flu vaccine, others may find this to be unnecessary. Health and wellness experts suggest that while there is no sure way to avoid the flu, there are a few things you can do to deter the flu from taking over your life, including:

  • Wipe your doorknobs frequently
  • Use good hygiene habits
  • Clean your hands before touching food

Wipe Your Doorknobs Frequently

Healthcare experts advise that one of the best practices to avoid illness, and sharing it with others, is to wipe the doorknobs of your home and office frequently. Research suggests that these are the areas of the home and office which see the most traffic. Although you may keep your hands clean, others may not. It is when those who have coughed on their hands, etc., touch these door knobs that germs are shared and spread to others. Consider keeping sanitizing wipes in your home and office to allow you to clean your doorknobs often.

Use Good Hygiene Habits

Using good hygiene habits is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of flu germs. Health and wellness experts suggest it is best to wash your hands often. This is part of a healthy habit regimen. Another piece of good hygiene is to cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Experts advise that using good hygiene habits is the first line of defense when it comes to preventing the flu.

Clean Your Hands Before Touching Food

Another sure way to prevent the flu is to wash your hands prior to touching your food. The truth is that as you go about daily activity, germs can find their way onto your hands. Eating food without washing your hands can spread these germs to your body. Health and wellness experts suggest that when a soap and sink are not a choice, hand sanitizer is another great option to help avoid the spread of flu germs.

With these helpful tips in your pocket, you are now ready to tackle flu season. So, invest in some sanitizer and get ready to face flu season head on.

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

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