To Help Prevent getting the Flu.

By | Dec 13, 2007

1) Avoid contact with those who are sick. The flu is an airborne virus and passes from one another through the air or by contact.

2) Wash you hands. Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. You can catch germs by casually touching another person or when you touch contaminated objects or surfaces and then touch your face (mouth, eyes, and nose).

3) Get plenty of rest. Without enough rest or sleep you are putting large amounts of stress on the body, both mental and physical, which lowers your immune system making you more susceptible to the flu.

4) Get plenty of regular exercise. Regular exercise keeps your immune system operating at peak levels as well. Exercise stimulates the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body to move from the organs into the bloodstream.

5) Eat a healthy diet. When your body doesn’t get enough good, quality, balanced nutrients on a daily basis your immune system comes under attack very quickly and is wide open for viruses.

6) Get a Flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend flu shots for children ages 6 months to 2 years, for adults age 50 and older, and for anyone with an impaired immune system or a serious illness such as chronic heart or lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or sickle cell anemia. Also get vaccinated if you’re a health care worker, police officer or firefighter. Anyone can get a flu shot since the vaccine may be 70 percent to 90 percent effective in preventing illness.


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