They are starting to drop like flies — friends who have come down with the flu. Yes, it is that time of the year again. With holiday season here, that means lots of hugs and kisses, and spreading germs. Eventually, we all feel the pain. I have only had the flu twice in my lifetime, so here are a few quick tips, from my experience, to have a flu-free season:
– Get a flu shot (offered at most pharmacies, employers and hospitals).
– Drink plenty of orange juice and stay well hydrated.
– Wash your hand frequently, and keep your hands away from your eyes and mouth.
– Hug with care. Be sure the person you are hugging is healthy, or just give them an enthusiastic wave.
– Germs are everywhere — carry a can of disinfectant and spray the ATM machine, elevator buttons and other public germ absorbers.
– Use herbs and spices on your food like paprika, coriander and garlic. (Sorry, salt doesn’t count).
– Get your exercise — when your body wears down, you are more susceptible to colds and flu. It doesn’t matter if you go for a walk, jog, or play a sport. Just get away from the computer and make it a routine.
– Cough into your sleeve — believe it or not it stops germs from spreading
If you have any other suggestions, please share them below. Meanwhile have a very safe, happy and healthy holiday season!