Flu Season – Bah Humbug!
The flu hits thousands of people every year, so every time you leave the house you run the risk of encountering someone with the flu. How should you protect yourself and stay healthy?
- Strengthen your immune system. Get plenty of exercise, which keeps you fit and also strengthens your immune system. Eating fruits and vegetables can boost your resistance by ensuring your immune system is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Also, make sure to get plenty of sleep. Your body needs to recharge after each day. The more worn out your body is, the weaker your immune system can become.
- Get a flu shot. A flu vaccine is another simple way to keep yourself free from that pesky sickness this season.
- Wash your hands regularly. As you go through your day, your hands are touching all sorts of things, picking up germs and bacteria everywhere they go. Then if you eat or rub your face, all those germs are going into your system, forcing your immune system to kill them off, which makes it easier for the flu to take hold.