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The Fight Against the Flu: 3 Tips You Need

By Virginia Laird

With the flu on a mad dash across the nation, there is little time to waste when trying to prevent it from taking over your home. For millions, the flu vaccine seems to be one of the best lines of defense against the illness. However, even this is not a sure way to keep it away. Still, many will choose to skip out on the vaccine. While there is plenty of research to prove that there is nothing you can do to completely avoid the virus, experts say you can help reduce your odds. Using good hygiene habits can be best when trying to keep your family well. A few things you should consider making routine in your home include: 

  • Keep sanitizer handy at all times
  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Clean your home often 

Keep Sanitizer Handy At All Times 

Throughout flu season, hand sanitizer can be your best friend. While it is not always handy to wash your hands using soap and water, sanitizer can be used no matter where you are. Experts suggest that hand sanitizer can be used to help with the body and hands of germs you may come in contact with while out and about. Make sure you grab a bottle or two of hand sanitizer the next time you are at the store to toss in your bag and your car.

Stay Home When You Are Ill

There is no shame in taking the day off when you are sick. While you may feel as though you cannot miss work, going in can cause more harm than good to your health. Research indicates that when the body is ill, it becomes more susceptible to contracting other illnesses. Rather than being a walking invitation for illness, it is best that you stay home, getting much-needed rest when you are feeling lousy. With flu season in full swing, your best bet to avoid getting it is to stay home when your body is most vulnerable to additional illnesses.

Clean Your Home Often 

For those who are trying everything possible to prevent the flu from taking over their home, keeping your home clean can be helpful. Experts advise that the best areas to focus your cleaning efforts are the many surfaces of your home. These are the areas where you gather most, including the kitchen. An act as simple as wiping the counters, doorknobs, and tables with a sanitizing wipe a couple of times each day can be beneficial in keeping the flu away from your home. 

Don't hesitate any longer! Now is the time you should begin making it a priority to do all you can to keep the flu away. 

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

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