Tips for the Flu Season
In addition to receiving your flu shot, there are simple ways you can incorporate flu prevention efforts into your daily regime. Read on to learn how!
Sleep. Aim to sleep for at least eight hours per night so that your body is well rested and can fight off unwanted viruses or bacteria.
Replenish with water regularly. It is recommended that we drink eight, eight ounce glasses of water per day for optimal health. Hydrating mucous membranes will help keep them fit to fight disease.
Eat immune-boosting foods and avoid sugar. Colourful fruits and vegetables contain a lot of nutrients that help boost the immune system. On the other hand, sugar can significantly hinder immunity, putting you at risk of catching the flu.
Get active. Regular exercise boosts immunity.
Reduce stress levels. It is widely known that stress can run your body down, putting you at risk for flu and other diseases. Reducing stress through sufficient sleep, regular exercise and other methods can help bring greater enjoyment to life while reducing your risk of catching the flu.
Wash your hands! Your health is in your hands so this flu season be sure to sanitize or wash your hands regularly, especially before eating or touching your face.