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6 tips to help you make it through the flu season

It's flu season, and many of us are taking precautions to avoid catching the bug. The best way to fight the flu is by getting a good amount of sleep, eating nutritious food, washing your hands often, and not touching your face.  It can be hard to stay on top of these things when you're feeling under the weather or busy with work or family obligations. But there are some practical ways to help make it through this time of year! Here are 10 tips for making it through the winter months without picking up too many germs:

1. Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated

It seems like flu season is always in full swing.  The best way to combat the illness is by drinking lots of fluids, getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods. Flu season can be a tough time for moms because they are juggling taking care of themselves while also taking care of their kids.  If you are sick with the flu it's important to stay hydrated so that your body doesn't get dehydrated which could lead to serious health problems.  To make sure you don't get dehydrated drink plenty of fluids such as water, coconut water or soups broth throughout the day. Remember that these things will help keep you healthy!

2. Get enough sleep at night

"You know it's time to start thinking about the upcoming flu season when the doctor tells you that you have a cough and fever. You can't just sleep off a cold or flu, but if you do your best to get enough rest at night, it will help your body build up immunity."
"Getting quality sleep is essential for fighting against infections as well as maintaining mental health. The immune system needs rest in order to fight off those nasty bugs. And if we don't allow our minds some downtime from all of life's stressors, we're more likely to be tense and irritable which will impact our relationships with friends and family."

3. When you have the flu, take care not to spread it to others by coughing or sneezing into your sleeve or covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze

When you're sick with the flu, it may seem like your only option is to take care of yourself. However, when you have the flu, it's important that you also take care not to spread it to others by coughing or sneezing near them. Here are some tips for taking steps to avoid spreading your illness:

a) Use a tissue and cover coughs and sneezes;

b) Wash hands frequently;

c) Stay home from work until fever has ended (at least 24 hours after last fever); d) Limit contact with people who are at high risk of complications due to underlying medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes;

e) Keep surfaces clean by regularly disinfecting them 


4. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water often throughout the day

It's flu season, and you may have heard that staying home when sick is the best way to keep yourself healthy. However, sometimes it’s unavoidable. The Centers for Disease Control recommends washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water often to avoid getting the flu or spreading it to others.   This includes before touching food, cooking, eating, feeding your children - anything! If you think someone might be sick in your area (school, office), try not to share drinks or utensils with them. Stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing too much as well; they could give you their cold germs which can lead to a lot of discomfort like sore throat and headaches.


5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible - use a tissue if necessary

Did you know that the average person touches their face about 18 times an hour? That’s a lot of bacteria transferring to your hands and then being transferred to other parts of your body. It’s important to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible because this is where most germs are found. But what do you do when you need to blow your nose or wipe away tears? Use a tissue! You can always go back into the bathroom stall after touching these areas if needed. Using tissues is also helpful for those who have cold symptoms like fever blisters on their lips or even worse - herpes outbreaks around the mouth area.

6. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables

When you or a loved one has the flu, it can be difficult to want or feel hungry. This is because of how your body's natural rhythms have been disrupted by this infection and could lead for other complications in some cases too if not treated properly.
The last thing anyone wants when they're sick is another problem so don't get discouraged about eating less during this time - just make sure what little food does manage escape from its stomach isn’t over-cooked OR undercooked which will result damage both inside as well as outside our bodies! Here are tips on foods idealistic while fighting off illness:

Broth

There is nothing better than a nice hot bowl of broth when you have the flu. Whether it's chicken, beef or vegetable soup - I don't judge! It provides many benefits; from preventing dehydration to soothing sore throats and relieving congestion because who doesn't love eating with their hands?
The warm taste will make anything seem like heaven during those cold days so enjoy this one before your next date (or first night out)!!

Chicken soup

It's an age-old tradition that chicken soup can be the cure for what ails you. Chicken broth is made with ingredients like carrots, celery and herbs which provide your body with vitamins while also helping it fight off illness - just watch out for salt! In addition to being rich in protein from cut up chicken parts or even one of those little cooked ones on their own when sick broths have been shown not only prevent dehydration but give patients relief from sore throats caused by congestion so they feel more comfortable breathing through their noses again
Even if someone doesn't think they're very ill I recommend adding some sort of salty substance into breakfast because most everyone needs extra fluids intake

Vitamin C–containing fruits

Although supplements can help when you're sick, the best way to boost your immune system is with a healthy diet. Fruits contain vital nutrients that make them an important part of any health regime and they may be able to fight off infection better than other foods due their high levels in vitamin C or another essential nutrient like beta-carotene (which gives colorful vegetables their yellow hue). Consider snacking on antioxidant rich fruits such as oranges while battling influenza A/H1N1 for example strawberries which pack more punch then most citrus fruit has low enough in potassium but still have plenty going for it when considering how yummy!

Leafy greens

Leafy greens are not just for salads anymore! Heed the call of your inner hunger, and be sure to feed it with some leafy greens. Not only will they help flush out toxins from that cold while satisfying cravings in between meals but these veggies have more going on under their surfaces than you might suspect - research has shown them can also boost one's immune system when fighting off a virus or infection. Pairing up an entire bowlfuls worth along side fruit into smoothies gives you both vitamins A & C which aid eye sight development as well 0f course there’s always raw foodie choices too such us eating all those anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats found within them without boiling anything

Goji Berries

Seasonal Flu is a common illness that affects many people each year. The flu can be very debilitating and often goes untreated because it is not taken seriously enough. However, there are some ways you can fight the seasonal flu such as by adding goji berries to your diet. These berries contain powerful nutrients like antioxidants, vitamin C, and polysaccharides which will help combat the virus in your body. You should also make sure you stay hydrated and take care of yourself with adequate rest and exercise every day!