With flu season right around the corner, it’s a good time to brush up on some tips to keep you and your family healthy. Public spaces—like schools and offices—are breeding grounds for illness-causing bacteria, but you can take steps to reduce your risk of coming down with a cold or flu.
Washing the cold and flu germs off your hands is your first line of defense against falling ill. Think about how many things you touch each day, between door knobs, keyboards, coffee makers and more. While cold and flu germs cannot pass through your skin, they can infect you if your hands come in contact with your nose, mouth or eyes. So, eating or resting your chin on your fist can cause you to get sick, unless your wash well. Regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water to curb the spread of illness.
Boost Your Immune System
A healthy diet and an exercise routine are not only good for your waistline, but can also help boost the strength of your immune system. Eating plenty of colorful fruits and veggies provides your body with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients to promote good health. Exercise, too, promotes healthy body functions.
Research has shown that a lack of sleep can make your body more susceptible to illness, so catch some solid Z’s each night. In addition, if you do get sick, getting plenty of rest helps your body heal faster. It’s important to note that if you do come down with a cold or flu, avoid close contact with your loved ones for a few days so you don’t inadvertently affect them too.
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