Influenza can occur at any time, but in the US it is most prevalent from October through May.  Keep yourself protected from getting sick through good health habits:

Nutrition and Sleep- Eating ‘real’ food (fruit, vegetables, and whole grains for example) and avoiding processed foods increases your vitamin intake which can help your immunity to viruses.  Sleeping 7-8 hours continually in a 24 hour period also prevents being run down and getting sick.

Hand Washing and Cleanliness- Wash hands regularly and keep your environment clean from bacteria has been proven to reduce the likelihood of getting the flu.  Clean computer screens, keyboards, doorknobs, etc.; periodically to help reduce flu bacteria.

Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes- Bacteria easily enters your body through these areas.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve instead of using your hand and eliminate contaminating others with your sickness when touching other things.

Consider a flu shot- Talk to your healthcare provider about how a vaccine may help you protect you against certain viruses.

Stay home when you’re sick- Spreading the flu to others happens when sick people are spreading their flu germs.  Recovery time is reduced when you take care of yourself by getting enough rest.

Visit the Center for Disease’s website for more tips to keep you healthy during this flu season!

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