3 Tips to Prevent the Flu from Taking Over Your Body
By Virginia Laird
With flu season just a few months away, healthcare providers advise that now is the time to begin planning and preparing to prevent this illness from taking over your health and home. While research and healthcare providers admit there is little that can be done to completely avoid this illness, there are a few precautions you can apply to your daily routine to help decrease your chances of falling ill, including:
- Routinely wash your hands
- Clean the surfaces of your home
- Add Vitamin C to your diet
Routinely Wash Your Hands
Health and wellness experts advise that washing your hands routinely is one of the best ways to prevent falling ill. With flu season right on the horizon it is best to make this a habit right away. Research suggests that washing your hands after coming in contact with others, before handling food, and after going to the restroom is the minimum. Research suggests that if you find yourself washing your hands less than seven times each day, you may be missing the boat on proper hand washing hygiene.
Clean the Surfaces of Your Home
Health and wellness experts suggest that cleaning the surfaces of your home, which include kitchen and bathroom counters, is one great way to get rid of germs from your home. For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home, the gathering place of all who visit. Research suggests that this is the area where special care should be given to keep clean and free of outside germs. It is advised that you should wipe these areas down after each use.
Add Vitamin C to Your Diet
Adding Vitamin C to your diet is a great way to boost your immune system. Health and wellness experts advise there are a few ways to do this. For some, this can be adding a Vitamin C supplement to your routine. Still, others may choose to consume this vitamin through choosing foods high in it. No matter what you decide to do, make sure you are getting enough of this vitamin to provide a boost to your immune system throughout flu season.
Begin today taking the advice of these professionals to help keep your home and family free of the flu this season.
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