It's that time of year when love is in the air and so is the flu. Even if you get the flu shot, there's still a chance of catching a cold or even worse, the flu.
Here are 10 tips to help you stay healthy and avoid getting sick this season:
Wash Your Hands
Always wash your hands after being in public, especially if you've touched a public surface like a hand railing or toilet, and if you've touched other people.
Eat Plenty of Garlic
Garlic has the ability to fight off viruses, so spread it on your toast, add it into your soup, and generously season your food with it.
Keep your body strong by maintaining an active lifestyle. Go out for a brisk walk or join a workout class at your local gym.
Take Your Vitamins
Specifically, vitamin C and zinc can help keep you healthy and fight off the flu. A multi-vitamin is always great to take on a daily basis as well.
Stop Touching Your Face
Especially avoid your nose, mouth, and eyes. This is the easiest way to spread germs.
Get Plenty of Rest
Don't over-do it. Make sure to get plenty of rest and sleep especially if you start to feel like you might be getting sick.
Drink plenty of water and fluids rich in electrolytes, this will help keep you healthy and hydrated. Water water water!
Avoid Others Who Are Sick
This should be a given, but avoid others who may be feeling sick and can spread their germs to you. If the flu is running wild near you, wear a mask out in public.
Keep your home clean by disinfecting all the surfaces that may be touched by others. Germs that cause the flu and the common cold can be easily spread to your home.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Eat your fruits and veggies to make sure you get plenty of healthy nutrients into your body to keep your immune system running strong.
At Physicians Age Management Centers, we can help you get on the right path toward a healthier life. Call today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.