If only being sick were like the commercials—an animated germ attacks your body, you take some medicine, and the next minute you’re well. Too bad in real life it’s not that simple. A minor cold can take days and even weeks to have you back on your feet. Taking precautions before you get sick can stop you from falling victim to the flu bug. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy during flu-season.
During flu season it’s important that you wash your hands frequently, especially if you’re around someone who is sick or in a public area. Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose and always wash your hands before you eat.
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Fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin C and E with help our bodies fight diseases. Whole grains, lean meats and poultry give you the zinc you need, and low-fat dairy products have lots of vitamin A. If you can eat citrus try to do that every day. Your body will thank you for it in the end.
Getting lots of rest will keep your immune system alert. It’s hard if you’re busy, but it’s imperative to rest a lot.
The more water you drink the less you chances are of catching a cold. Also warm liquids like tea help your body out in the colder months.
Increase the amount of time you disinfect your living corridors like your sinks, tub, trash, door nobs, etc.
Dress the Part
Make sure you dress for the weather. Don’t dress for the spring, summer, or fall, when the weather is below zero. Also bundle up when you go outside, especially with a scarf.