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It's Flu Season: 3 Helpful Tips to Keep You Healthy

By Virginia Laird

With the hustle and bustle of fall in full swing, there is little time to be sick as families are exploring various outdoor adventures and friends are gathering to enjoy the festivities of the season. One thing many forget is that the holiday season is also considered to be the prime time for the flu to be spreading. Although there is little that can be done to completely eliminate the odds of being the flu’s next victim, there are some simple healthy hygiene habits that can help decrease your chances of becoming ill. These include:

  • Keep your hands off your face
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Don’t skip breakfast

Keep Your Hands Off Your Face

Germs enter the body through the mouth and nose, making it important to keep your hands off of your face. While it can be a difficult habit to break, it is wise to try. Touching your face can lead to illness faster than being around others who are sick. Make a conscious effort to keep your hands off your face. And good luck with the challenge of getting your kids to do the same.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water helps the body to maintain function. When the body is dehydrated, many of the systems of the body begin the slow in their ability to properly function. It is recommended that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily to ensure proper hydration. This can prove to be a struggle for those who dislike water. If this is you, begin by increasing your consumption one cup at a time. You will eventually consume your recommended amount and see a difference in your health.

Don't Skip Breakfast

Breakfast has long been hailed as the most important meal of the day. This is one claim that has remained constant throughout the years. Skipping breakfast can cause the body to have slow reactions, an inability to focus, and cause the immune system to struggle to prevent illness. Give yourself a fighting chance against the flu this season by making sure to eat breakfast daily.

Now is the time to begin doing all you can do to prevent the flu from taking over your life and the lives of your children. May the flu skip over your home this season!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in The Woodlands, Tex.

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