By now you have probably heard that we are amongst one of the worst flu seasons in history. Like me, perhaps you didn’t get a flu shot this year and are growing concerned for your health. In reality, there are plenty of people who never have gotten the flu shot and end up not getting the flu. This also goes the other way around; a lot of those who do get the shot end up with the illness.
I’m one of these people who has never gotten a flu shot before. I have however gotten the flu one or two times in my life and I can safely say it is not a fun excuse to miss school or work. Chills, sneezing, coughing, and so much more complete this lovely sickness that we know very well. There are however ways to help you combat the flu this season without the vaccination.
Here are a few helpful guidelines that will help you stay healthy:
Take Your Vitamins
It might sound silly but most people who get the flu aren’t taking their vitamins regularly.
It’s so simple and easy to do so why not take advantage. Maybe you’re nervous about taking a huge vitamin pill…find the gummy form for adults! I take three everyday and always feel a difference in my energy level if I forget to take them one day. These can be found in any local drug store and will definitely help boost your immunity.
Dress For The Weather
It’s the dead of winter and that means frigid weather, snow, and wind. If you aren’t properly dressed you are sure to catch something bad, more than likely the flu. Break out your heavy coat and scarf before you make your way outside.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
This is probably my most important tip. Especially if you are a commuter taking public transportation everyday, scrub your hands whenever you get the chance. I don’t know about you but whenever I take the subway in New York I hear sneezing, coughing, or even a slight sniffle in the distance. Think about how many people commute to work everyday and then perhaps you’ll wash your hands as much as you should be.