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Healthy Hygiene Can Help Prevent the Spread of Flu

By Virginia Laird

With flu season running rampant, it is high time that you begin taking your health in your own hands. Experts admit that healthy habits are the best way to prevent the spread of flu germs. While no one has a desire to fall ill, there are plenty who will, without a doubt suffer with this virus. A few healthy hygiene habits you should consider making part of your regimen include:

  • Keep your hands clean 
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Wash your hair often 
  • Keep your jackets clean
  • Wash your bedding routinely

Keep Your Hands Clean 

One of the best things you can do is to keep your hands clean. This is best done by washing your hands often, including after visiting the restroom, before mealtime, and plenty of other times throughout the day. When a sink and soap are not handy, using hand sanitizer can be helpful in keeping your hands clean.

Avoid Touching Your Face 

All too often, millions touch their faces. This is one sure way to increase your chances of ingesting flu germs. Instead, it is best that you keep your hands away from your face. When it is necessary to touch your face, make sure you wash your hands before you do so. 

Wash Your Hair Often 

Although you may not believe that washing your hair has anything to do with keeping you well, it actually can be beneficial. The same germs that attach themselves to your hands can latch on to your hair. Often, your hair finds its way to your face. Making sure that you keep your hair clean can be helpful in preventing you from falling ill this flu season. 

Keep Your Jackets Clean 

During the fall, and into the winter, you and your family are sure to be wearing jackets as you go about your daily activities. For many, these jackets get thrown in the closet after each wear. However, experts admit that you should be cleaning your jackets often to help eliminate any germs that may be lingering on them. 

Wash Your Bedding Routinely

Another item, besides jackets, that does not get cleaned often is bedding. While bedding is meant to last without being laundered on a daily basis, it is necessary to clean it often during flu season. Each day, every time you sit on your bed you are transferring germs to your bed. Later, as you lay on the same bed, you expose yourself to these germs. Inevitably, these can include flu germs. Start right away keeping your bedding clean often.

With these healthy habits, you are sure to help reduce your chances of spreading the flu germs. 

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

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