It’s the flu season again. Everywhere you turn, every person you see seems to be having a red, runny or congested nose. As an adult, a working person, or a parent, you must be prepared to face this season. After all, caching a cold might be very inconvenient—as you have many responsibilities.
While it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid the flu (especially if people around you are already sick), there are some preventive steps that you can take, in order to lessen the chances of catching a cold or the flu.
Here are a few of those cold preventing tips.
Try not to weaken your immune system.
The immune system in our body is what prevents us from catching the flueasily. Not having enough sleep, not eating enough nutritious food, and not keeping your body hydrated, weakens your immune -system. Try to catch 7-9 hours of sleep every night, as sleep rejuvenates your body and mind; apart from keeping your immune system strong, that is. If you smoke and consume alcohol regularly, try to minimize it, as this too weakens your immune system.
Make use of the steam.
If the air outside is a little nippy, chances are that you may catch a cold in it. Try to run a warm and steamy bath. If you’re feeling a little congested, this will help with that. This has an extra benefit; it gets rid of some of the germs around you too. If you own a humidifier Australia, use it in your room so that you may increase the moisture in your room. It also helps get rid of germs.
A humidifier is not expensive; especially the portable kind. And it hardly needs any space.
Try to keep you blood pumping.
Regular exercises are good for your body as it keeps you healthy and in shape. Regular exercises also help you to keep your immune system strong. Besides this, doing at least 20 to 30 minutes of blood pumping exercises everyday will also ensure that the chances of you catching a cold, even during the flu season, is less. If this is not possible, try to exercise at least once a week.
Try to prevent the germs from spreading.
If you live with a family, chances are that someone or the other in the family has already caught the flu. Which means, the germs are all around you. Try to prevent spreading it. Regularly wipe down common equipment like computer keyboards, TV remotes, the land phone or even things like the coffee machine. Wash your hands often, and use an alcohol based hand sanitizer (or even wipes) if you feel you might have been exposed to the germs.