Cold and flu season is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to get sick. You can greatly reduce your risk of illness by turning to the tips below.
Reducing The Spread of Germs, Cold and Flu
Washing your hands is important year-round, but even more important during cold and flu season. Since other people are sick, you must wash your hands before you eat, after using a shared phone or computer, touching door knobs and handles, and after you use the restroom. Keep hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes nearby. Also, turn off public bathroom water faucets with paper towels and open the door with your paper towel on the way out. Try not to touch your face or rub your eyes, unless your hands are clean.
Stay Home When You Are Sick
We live in a world where we are encouraged to power through, but working while you are sick not only takes longer for you to recover, but can make your co-workers or classmates sick too.
Boost Your Immunity
There are many ways you can boost your immunity. Choose at least a few immunity-boosting habits each day.
- Drink more herbal tea
- Drink no less than 64 ounces of water each day—flavor with herbs or citrus
- Eat more fresh fruits and veggies
- Take a daily multi-vitamin
- Take a vitamin C or antioxidant-rich supplement
- Workout 4 or 5 days a week
- Enjoy a steam, sauna, or Epsom salt bath
- Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night
If you have been exposed to someone with the cold or flu, up your fluid intake ASAP, get plenty of rest, and take at least 1,000mg of vitamin C for the next few days. Also, consider a healthy cold and flu busting natural tea, and incorporating more healthy habits in to your daily routine.