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Try This to Stay Healthy Throughout Flu Season

By Virginia Laird

Who has time to be sick? No one, really. However, the flu never asks before entering your home. Instead, it seems that this virus tends to wait until you are at your peak of things to do before settling and making its grand appearance. While there is nothing you can do to completely avoid this illness, experts say there are a few things you can do to deter it from taking over you lives, including:

  • Always get enough sleep
  • Take your vitamins 
  • Keep your hands clean 

Always Get Enough Sleep 

Getting plenty of sleep is one way to make sure you have the ability to be healthy enough to fight off the flu. According to research, the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Still, children require much more than this. Many experts insist that a bedtime is helpful in ensuring that you and your children get the sleep needed to maintain a healthy immune system.  As you prepare to tackle flu season, make sure that you are sending your family to bed at a time that allows for each and every one to get the sleep necessary to fight off illness and remain healthy throughout this.

Take Your Vitamins

Taking your supplemental vitamins is a great way to help prevent illness from taking over your body. Although many do not realize the important role that vitamins play in keeping you healthy, they are imperative. Research proves that many of the vitamins you need are ingested naturally, as part of a healthy and well-balanced diet. However, there are times it is imperative to help your body get the balance it needs. Many healthcare providers suggest a daily multivitamin to help your keep your health moving in the right direction. Now is a great time to begin finding a vitamin that helps boost your immune system if you do not already have one. 

Keep Your Hands Clean 

One of the most vital things you can do to help prevent the flu is to keep your hands clean. This means you need to wash (or sanitize) your hands often. Keeping your hands clean can help prevent the spread of germs. It is recommended that you wash your hands before you eat, after visiting large crowded places, and much more. If you find that you are washing your hands fewer than seven times each day, it is time to step up your game. 

Start now doing all you can to keep your family healthy and the flu away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greensboro, N.C.

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