Stay Healthy When the Sick Season Arrives

9 Sep

The cold weather brings with it a season of smiles, the first snowfalls and, unfortunately, cold and flu outbreaks. While everyone else is suffering, there are ways you can make it through the season unscathed.
It is estimated that a billion people across North America will succumb to the cold virus this year, Considering there is no cure for cold and flu viruses, prevention remains a person’s best option at fending off cold and flu.
There are different precautions to take that can help protect you against getting sick or at least reduce the frequency and severity with which cold and flu strikes.
Although there is no majic pill to take that will prevent you from catching a cold or the flu, there are ways to improve your odds.
Wash your hands
Skip antibacterial products
Get the flu shot
Use sanitizer on items around the house
Avoid sick people
Use a sanitizer product on hands when warm soapy water is not available
Cough into your sleeve
Skip the buffet lunch
There are many different ways to avoid getting a cold or the flu this season. Diligence is one of the keys to staying germ-free.
Source: Rural-Urban Record 9-2-2013

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