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Fight the Flu Following These Tips

By Virginia Laird

Is your home ready to fight the flu? Like many, you may be preparing to avoid the flu this season. Health and wellness experts admit that while there are plenty of healthy things you can do, completely avoiding the flu may be impossible. However, these experts have offered a host of tips for you and your family to follow in an effort to reduce your odds of falling ill with the flu this season. These tips include:

  • Wash your hands after being in public
  • Consider taking elderberry
  • Give yourself a bedtime

Wash Your Hands After Being in Public

Healthcare experts advise that you should wash your hands after being in public. This is due to the amount of germs you are exposed to while you are out and about. These experts suggest that if you are washing your hands an average of seven times per day you may not be washing them enough to keep yourself well. Hand washing and other healthy hygiene habits is the best way to prevent the flu from taking over your home this season.

Consider Taking Elderberry

If you are one who loves supplements, especially all natural ones, elderberry may be one for you. Research suggests that elderberry can help boost the immune system. If you are looking for a way to give your immune system a boost and (hopefully) avoid the flu this year, it may be wise to consider taking this supplement. If you are unsure about this, feel free to contact your healthcare provider and visit with them about this supplement and whether it is right for you.

Give Yourself a Bedtime

Giving yourself a bedtime is the best way to ensure you get plenty of sleep. Health experts advise that getting enough sleep is the first line of defense against illness. With flu season just a few short weeks away, it is best that you begin getting enough sleep right now. These experts advise that the average adult should get a minimum six hours of sleep each night. However, there are plenty of adults who require much more than this. Start going to bed at a decent hour right away.

There is little reason to push this advice to the side. Start making those healthy habits part of your daily routine in an effort to avoid the flu.

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

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