The flu season is right around the corner and unless your idea of a good time is being stuck in bed with a fever, headaches, coughing and everything else comes courtesy of the flu, then it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure you don’t get sick this year. Did you know that getting sick may be largely due to your healthy habits? All too often we ignore simple and everyday preventative measures that can keep us from being stuck in bed. The Dwoskin Family Foundation provides alternative options to vaccines and supports the following simple health behaviors to keep you and your family free from the flu this year.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
One easy way to avoid the flu is to become practically obsessed with hand washing. Washing your hands with soap and water, or with a hand sanitizer, throughout the day gets rid of any germs and bacteria, helping to decrease your chances of getting sick. Aside from washing after using the bathroom, you should wash your hands before you eat, after being in crowded places and if you’ve been around someone who was sneezing and/or coughing. You may want to consider keeping hand sanitizer with you so you have it when you need it.
Stop Touching Your Face
Most of us don’t realize it but our hands make their way onto our faces quite frequently. When your hands get in contact with your face, you’re allowing germs to reach your eyes, nose and mouth, and ultimately make their way into your system. by refraining from touching your eyes, nose and lips you can drastically reduce the likelihood of a virus occurring.
Avoid Touching Common Surfaces
Between home, work and school, there are a number of surfaces you and others touch regularly that you may not realize. Think about the many door knobs you touch in a single day and then think about how many others touched that same surface. Trying not to catch the cold can be tough when you’re surrounded by germy objects that you and others rely on frequently. In this instance, you should avoid contact as much as possible with heavily trafficked surface or at least disinfect them before use.
Keep Your Distance
When we see or hear that someone is sick, we all commonly react with a, “Get away from me” freight. But did you know that those with the flu can spread it to others up to six feet away? So if you see or hear someone coughing, sneezing or showing other signs of the flu, definitely keep your distance
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