Disclosure: This post with tips to avoid the Flu Spike has been sponsored by Loblaw. As always, all opinions are my own.
It seems like just yesterday that the kids were going back to school. Now we are almost through October, time is FLYING. Life is so busy with school, activities and the upcoming holidays but you can’t get so busy that you forget to take care of yourself and your family! We are just starting flu season and it is the perfect time to take preventive action to keep the flu OUT of your house!
Tips to Avoid the Flu:
- Get your flu shot! I know, I know. Getting a needle is THE WORST but you just have to do it. This is especially important if you are going to be around people with weakened immune systems like those with chronic illnesses, the very young and seniors. Visit your local Superstore pharmacy to get your shot!
- Wash your hands often! We know that flu germs are out there so make sure they don’t make it home with you (or worse…into your body). Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water throughout the day.
- Sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Even if it is just a cold, no one wants to share your germs.
- Don’t touch your mouth, nose or eyes any more than you have to. They are all gateways for germs to get inside your body and no one wants that!
- Stock up on foods that contain nutrients that contribute to good overall and immune health.
- Increase your intake of lean protein.
- Eat your veggies!
- Don’t go on a restrictive diet (eating too few calories can leave a body without enough energy to fight germs!).
- Eat your citrus fruits for a big dose of Vitamin C.
- Add probiotics to your diet.
- Cut back on fast food.
- Get enough rest. We’re all busy but burning the candle at both ends will not help you avoid the flu.
- Get moving. You don’t have to run a marathon to get the benefit from exercise. Moderate exercise like a good walk will go far to keeping you happy, healthy and flu free.
- Know when to stay home. Know when a fever is too high and make sure to stay home if your temperature
passes 100 degrees. Remember you should be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to work or
Hopefully these tips will keep you happy and flu free this fall. If the worst happens and you do get sick, stay home and take it easy. No one will thank you for keeping going and spreading it around.
What are your tips for staying healthy this fall?