Author: Ashley Vukovich
Many things in winter are inevitable to avoid. Things like long lines in retail stores, rainy or snowy days, and even holiday music on the radio. But one thing we can actively do this winter, is try and avoid flu season. Now, consult your doctor for professional medical advice, but the following is what I, and many others, have found that helps avoid the flu.
Get Enough Sleep: Sleep is a majorly underrated benefit to avoiding many common colds and flus. It serves as an immune system booster that keeps your body in a better position to resist illness.
Keep Fingers Off Your Face: This one seems to fly under the radar a lot, even for me if I’m not aware. Viruses are like hitch hikers on your fingers. They’ll find any way to get into your system. While it’s so easy to brush your face when you feel an itch, or to rub your eyes of tiredness, you’re going to want to establish a habit of cleaning your hands before touching your face.
Stay Active: Did you know that active people tend to develop fewer infections during cold and flu season? Being active not only keeps you fit, but it also helps suppress inflammatory stress hormones and releases infection-fighting white blood cells.
Get Vaccinated: Your yearly flu vaccine is an effective and easy way to boost your immune system in order to keep you healthy. In a typical year the flu vaccine can reduce your chances of getting the flu by up to 60%!