The winter is coming fast and the cold weather will soon be taking over,
which is why it is so important to focus on your health. This means taking
the precautions necessary to help you — and those around you —
prevent catching the flu. As with any kind of serious illness, you can
avoid doing certain things that would normally increase your risk of getting
sick or spreading the flu to others. Below are some things that you can do.
Always Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or antibacterial hand rub
to remove the germs from your hands. If you finish using the restroom,
wash your hands, grab a towel to dry them, and turn off the water and
open the door using the towel in your hand.
Avoid Touching Your Mouth, Nose, or Eyes
If you’ve come in contact with someone who has the flu, but are unable
to wash your hands right away, avoid touching anywhere near your mouth,
nose, or eyes. This is when germs can spread, causing you to contract
the illness as well.
Don’t Get Too Close
If you know someone else is sick with the flu, keep your distance as much
as possible. Their coughs or sneezes can spread the illness to you, increasing
the risk of you getting sick as well. Avoid getting too close so you’re
not vulnerable to the flu.
Keep Your Habits in Mind
Eat well, get plenty of sleep, and drink a lot of fluids if you believe
you are getting the flu or to help you avoid the illness. The less you
work your immune system, the more likely it is you will be susceptible
to the flu.
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