Winter chills and medical bills – sounds just about right. From infants to adults, no one is spared when it comes to the flu season. Children fall ill and miss school, adults fall ill and miss work and yet again the cold takes all. But the right precautions will help break away from the trend. With some preventive and self-care measures, getting through the flu season will be a breeze.
- Watch what you touch – including yourself:
It is recommended to keep disinfectants and wet wipes handy. Everyday furniture like doorknobs and desktops should be wiped down before using. It is important to keep in mind that even after thoroughly cleaning your hands, they may not be 100% clean. It is best to avoid rubbing your eyes, nose and lips.
- Keep an eye on your diet:
Street food may not be the right food – their questionable quality can make you susceptible to the flu. Instead, incorporate more Vitamin C into your diet to include fruits and vegetables which will help build your immune system to fight the flu coming your way.
Don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids which will help flush out any toxins your body may have.
- Exercise regularly:
To further improve your immune system, build a lifestyle that includes an exercise routine. After all, a physically fit body can better combat the flu and other diseases.
- Keep your distance:
Choosing to stay indoors, especially with someone already down with the flu may not be your ticket to saving yourself from the flu. Avoid contact or being around those who are ill and refrain from breathing in when people around you cough or sneeze. You would not want to be doing the same.
Likewise, avoid crowded areas during peak flu seasons.
- Get Vaccinated:
Getting a shot months prior to the flu season is considered the best prevention for the flu. A vaccine can be taken annually for the best effect and is available to anyone that is above 6 months of age
- Maintain a warm body temperature:
Don’t forget to cover up during the winters with adequate amount of clothing – sweaters, gloves scarves, and anything else you may require. A lower body temperature can attract viruses during the season.