10 Healthy Tips for Flu Season

1. Wash your hands often.
Scrub with soap and warm water for at least 15-20 seconds

2. Know the symptoms of a flu.
Watch for fever, headache, cough and nausea. Educate yourself on seasonal illnesses and cold and flu strains that are affecting your area

Vaccination is an easy and affordable way to protect yourself against the flu AND avoid spreading it

4. Cover it up.
Use tissues or your shirt sleeve (NOT your hands) to cover your cough/sneeze

5. Schedule wellness visits.
Regular visits to your doctor can help catch potential illnesses or conditions before they start or get worse

6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs spread easiest when these areas of the face are touched by contaminated hands or other surfaces

7. Keep your distance.
Stay away from others who are sick. If you are sick, stay away from those who are not

8. Keep it clean.
Catch the cleaning bug and sanitize your doorknobs or light switches daily to kill lingering germs in high- traffic “touch areas” of your home or office

9. Get enough sleep.
Your immune system is at its best when it has rest. Get at least seven hours a night to keep your immune system at peak performance

10. Exercise. Regular exercise is a proven immune system booster and stress reducer. Aim for 30-45 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week. Be mindful of unsanitary areas at the gym - clean shared equipment before and after use

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