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No Time for the Flu? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions determine a course of action to help prevent their family from falling ill with the flu. There are many healthcare providers who would recommend getting the vaccine. However, even with the vaccine, research suggests that there is no guarantee that you will be able to avoid the flu. A few tips that these professionals advise to help you avoid the flu from taking over your family include:

  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Wash your hands often
  • Clean office and home surfaces

Stay Home When You are Ill

One of the best things you can do to avoid falling ill with the flu is to stay home when you are ill. Research suggests that going out while sick can make your body more susceptible to catching other viruses. For this reason, health and wellness experts advise that staying home while you are sick is for not only you but others as well. The best thing you can do while you are ill is to rest, which allows your body the opportunity to fight illness properly.

Wash Your Hands Often

Proper hand washing is another technique in preventing the spread of illness. Research indicates that washing your hands after using the restroom, coming in contact with others, spending time in public, and many other situations, is the best way to keep germs away. Health and wellness experts admit that if you find yourself washing your hands a minimum of seven times each day, it may not be enough. It is also suggested that carrying hand sanitizer with you at all times can help keep your hands clean when a sink is not available to wash.

Clean Office and Home Surfaces

Areas that accumulate germs routinely include the surfaces of the office and the home. This can include tables, counters, doorknobs, and other items. As many come in contact with these areas, the germs from everyone can collect, making it a high-risk space for viruses. Health and wellness experts advise that you should clean the surfaces of your home and office often. Simple cleaning wipes can be enough to get the surfaces clean. The next time you head to the store, make sure you stock up on cleaning supplies to help keep your home and office clean.    

Start adding these healthy habits to your daily routine to help you keep the flu at bay.

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

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