Getting sick can put your life on hold and keep you from working and doing the things you enjoy. To keep from catching whichever latest bug happens to be going around, there are some steps you can take to help keep you healthy.
First, vaccines can help keep you healthy. Consider getting a flu vaccine, especially if you live or work with children, the elderly or other at-risk groups. The flu vaccine isn’t always 100% effective, so you should still take other precautions to prevent illness.
Washing your hands is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep yourself healthy and prevent the spread of illnesses. Wash your hands before and after you prepare food, before you eat, after using the bathroom, before and after changing diapers, after coughing or sneezing, when your hands are dirty and more often if someone in your house is sick.
Having proper rest and overall good nutrition will also help keep your immune system strong.
Before flu season hits, keep some survival supplies on hand. Stock up on extra toothbrushes, tissues, lozenges, thermometers and other supplies.
Disinfect germy areas like phones, door handles, faucets, toilet seats and handles, computer keyboards and mouse, toys and refrigerator handles.
Wash bedding more often during cold and flu season.