It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot
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- Don’t use your hands to cover your coughs or sneezes. It may feel natural to use your hands to cover your mouth or nose, but doing so can lead to the spread of disease. Instead, use a tissue and throw it away right after. And if you don’t have a tissue, use your upper arm or elbow.
- Try not to touch your face. Researchers have found that the average person touches his or her face six times every hour. And each time your hands touch your eyes, nose or mouth, you could be infecting yourself with the flu.
- Drink up! During the flu season, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. By drinking plenty of water, you’ll keep your respiratory system moist and help your immune system stay strong.
- Get some exercise. Doing cardio exercise like cycling, walking and running can also boost your immune system. That means if the flu virus gets into your body, you have better defenses to fight it.
- Become more mindful. Research shows that people who meditate for 45 minutes a day for eight weeks are less likely to get sick than those who did not. And when they did get sick, it was for a shorter amount of time and with less severe symptoms.