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Skip the Flu This Season: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

It would be nice if there were a way to ensure that you could completely avoid the flu. However, research along with health and wellness experts ensure that there is actually no way to completely avoid the flu from taking over your home. Still, these professionals suggest that there are some precautions you can take which can help decrease your chances of bringing this virus home. These suggestions include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home when you do not feel well
  • Go to bed when you are tired

Wash Your Hands Often

Throughout the years, washing your hands has been of vital importance when it comes to preventing the spread of germs. Because your hands come in contact with so many surfaces, as well as other individuals, they are the carriers of many germs. Health and wellness experts suggest that a routine of good handwashing can help prevent illness from taking over your body. Research suggests that washing your hands before and after eating food, after coming into contact with others, and after using the restroom (among other times) is a great habit to establish.

Stay Home When You Do Not Feel Well

Health and wellness experts suggest over and over that staying home when you are not feeling well is necessary. As your body is run down and exhausted with illness, the immune system is compromised, making you more vulnerable to adding further illness to your body. Experts suggest that staying at home while ill can help you recover faster. Although you get to where you are bored to tears at home as you recover, staying home is truly best.

Go to Bed When You are Tired

Health and wellness experts admit that getting plenty of sleep is necessary to help the body stay well -- and recover when it is ill. It is suggested that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. For this to become a reality, it requires you to actually go to bed when you are tired. Experts suggest that too often, adults try to overextend their day, piling too much onto their plate and causing them to stay up too late. This can put your health at risk. Start taking your sleep seriously and go to bed.

Take the advice of these professionals and hopefully you will skip the flu this season.

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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