Flu Season is Upon Us

Brace yourselves: Flu season is in full swing. You've probably cringed at work listening to someone near you hacking up a lung and you probably sneezed sometime in the last week and feared for your life just a little bit.

Well, the good news is that there is plenty you can do to combat the germs and keep the flu out of your home.

Some of these include

  • Making sure to get a good night's sleep. Try to sleep at least 8 hours a night to prevent compromising your immune system during this critical time.
  • Wash your hands. You don't have to freak out over it, but practice good hygiene.
  • Don't share drinks with anyone. It is probably one of the easiest ways to spread a virus and a sip just isn't worth the sick time.
  • Daily regimens of vitamins, including Vitamin C and Zinc, can help to boost immunity. You can often find these in a lot of fruits and vegetables, as well.

For some more suggestions of what you can do in your day-to-day life to prevent the flu, check out these links from the CDC:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm