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3 Simple Solutions to Staying Sickness-Free

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions across the nation fall victim to the serious and sometimes fatal flu virus. Although there is very little that can be done to avoid it, there are a few measures which can help. Health and wellness experts advise many to get vaccinated against this illness. Still there are some who prefer to forgo the needle and choose other ways to help skip out on the flu. A few of the healthy tips you can try to help you and your family avoid the flu this season include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Clean the surfaces of your home daily
  • Avoid sharing beverages

Wash Your Hands Often

According to research hand washing thoroughly (multiple times each day) is one of the most beneficial things you can do to prevent the spread of germs. This same research indicates that those who was only seven times each day or less, need to step up their hand washing game. It is recommended that you wash your hands after using the restroom, coming into contact with others, handling food, as well as other times. Health and wellness experts remind patients that when there is no sink available to wash, sanitizer is a great alternative.

Clean the Surfaces of Your Home Daily

The heart of many homes tends to be the kitchen. This is where you gather with your family to chat, play games, and much more. With that in mind, it is easy to understand that this is the area that accumulates the most germs. Health and wellness experts advise that you should clean the surfaces of your home on a daily basis to help rid the home of germs, including the flu. Even though there is little you can do to ensure that you avoid the flu, keeping your surfaces clean is a step in the right direction.

Avoid Sharing Beverages

If you are one who thinks nothing of sharing your beverage with others, think twice before handing it over this flu season. Sharing drinks is a sure way to spread germs. While you may be careful to steer clear of sharing with those who appear ill, it is wise to know that the flu virus (among others) can harbor in the body for days prior to any symptoms making an appearance. Do yourself a favor and be a little stingy when it comes to sharing your beverage this flu season.

There is never a bad time to begin making these habits part of your routine. And, just maybe you will be able to keep the flu from taking your family out of commission. Good luck!

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

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