Tips that Help you to Prevent Contact or Spread Flu
Winter is here and the probability to contact a cold or flu, must to be taken into account.
Good health habits can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, especially when someone is ill.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Be physically active.
- Manage your stress.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Drink tea : Thyme, Licorice Root, Echinacea, Green Tea.
- Eat Nutritious food & Immune Boosting Foods ( Garlic, Oats and Barley, Shellfish, Sweet Potatoes, Beef, Mushrooms)
- Eat fruits and vegetables ( Elderberry Extract, Lemon & Ginger). Eat dark green, red, and yellow vegetables and fruits.
- Take vitamin C. By giving the immune system one of the important nutrients it needs, extra vitamin C can often shorten the duration of the cold as well.
In fact, prevention is the key.