Flu season is here, and even if you have had your flu shot it is possible that you could still contract the illness. It is important to take precautions to avoid becoming ill, especially if you have underlying health concerns that flu could make worse. Here are three tips to prevent the flu this winter.
Wash Up Frequently
You should wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day. Anytime you touch a surface or person that could be infected with the virus you should wash your hands or use sanitizer. You should also make sure you wash your hands well before eating and before touching your face, as this is the easiest way for germs to enter the body.
If you have a good exercise routine, it will help boost your immune system so that you are better able to fight off the virus if you come into contact with it. A healthy immune system is just one of the benefits of an exercise routine. Most adults should exercise at least three times per week, and it should be exercise that raises your heart rate.
Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet full of vitamins and minerals will be your best defense against flu season. Vitamins C, D, E, and B are all important for boosting your immune system and fighting off illness. Although they are out of season, it helps to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can during the winter months.
If you have any additional questions about the flu, or if you need to get your flu shot, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.