Flu Season Isn't Over Yet
By Virginia Laird
Having the flu is much like losing the lottery. In the sea of people who are playing this game of life, you may find yourself one of the lucky few selected to fight the flu. There is little to be excited about this illness. Instead, there is a great deal of exhaustion, body aches, and nausea. With flu season still in full swing, there remains a need to continue to do all you can to prevent the flu from taking over your life. A few helpful tips, provided by the experts, include:
- Always carry sanitizer
- Stay home when you are sick
- Keep your hands away from your face
Always Carry Sanitizer
A sink and warm water with soap may not always be available to keep your hands clean. In this case, it is suggested that you keep hand sanitizer with you at all times. Health and wellness experts admit that keeping your hands clean is a great line of defense in providing the flu from taking over your home. It is suggested that you sanitize often, including before and after each meal, after visiting the restroom, after coming into contact with others, and many more times throughout the day. If you don't already, start making keeping your hands clean now.
Stay Home When You Are Sick
Research suggests that staying home when you are ill can be beneficial in preventing further illness. The truth is, when you have a weakened immune system the body is more vulnerable to picking up other illnesses. Since this is still flu season, if you feel ill and you go out and about, you can increase your odds of contracting the flu. Rather than bringing this upon yourself, or sharing your germs with others, it is best that you stay put in your home and rest while you are sick.
Keep Your Hands Away From Your Face
Health and wellness experts suggest that many of the germs from which we fall ill, come to us from our hands. These experts suggest that keeping your hands away from your face, especially the mouth, can be beneficial in preventing illness. It is suggested that you touch your face as little as possible throughout the day to help prevent germs from entering your body. This also helps keep your face clean. If you are one who wants to stay well, it is best that you avoid touching your face.
Today is the day you need to start doing what is necessary to keep you and your family healthy.
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