Top 5 Ways to Combat Flu Season
In case the snow has not been a dead giveaway, winter is upon us and with the weather comes the runny nose, cough and sore throat. Keeping yourself healthy through the holiday season should be a top priority, and we have some ways to try and ensure your vacation plans are not ruined by the flu.
Keep your hands off any germ infested areas, especially in public spaces. If you can't avoid it, make sure to have hand sanitizer on hand to eliminate any germs you might have picked up from door handles or other common germ carriers.
Water, and lots of it, is arguably the greatest flu deterrent. Staying hydrated keeps you healthy because it flushes out toxins and germs from your body. Eight full glasses a day should do the trick.
3. Eat Well
A balanced, nutritious diet is just as important for your health as keeping away from germs. Make sure you get the suggested fruits and veggies every day, as well as every other part of the pyramid and stay away from sugary, unhealthy snacks.
4. Sleep 8 Hours a Night
Getting your beauty rest is not the only advantage to getting a good, full eight hours of sleep each and every night. It keeps your body strong and well-rested, making it better equip to fight off sickness.
5. Flu Shot
One of the easiest ways to ward off the flu is by getting vaccinated against it. Check out your local pharmacy to see when they're offering free flu shots.