In Culture, Family on October 25, 2012 by Sufen Wang

How to Dodge the Flu…

In addition to managing your stress, getting a flu vaccine every year is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. Try to get the vaccination ASAP because the sniffles are already headed your way. However, if you don’t get the shot, or even if you do, you can also fend off viruses by following these simple strategies:

-Your hands are dirtier than you think, so keep them away from face. That means if you’re handling money or grabbing door handles all day, you shouldn’t eat finger lickin’ good food without first washing your hands. Use soap and water, and if you’re on the go, don’t forget your hand sanitizer.

-Water and sleep are good for you. Get a lot of both.

-Run far far away from sick people.

Now, if you’re the sick person, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you think it’s gross when someone coughs without covering their mouth, then make sure you cover your coughs and sneezes when you’re sick and in public.

Better yet, don’t go out at all, especially if you have a fever. Not only are you more contagious, you also need to get the proper amount of rest. Doing too much, too soon will only make you sicker for longer. Doctors recommend that you stay at home for at least 24 hours after your fever has returned to normal without the help of medication.

Nobody likes being sick so be courteous to those around you if you do catch the flu!

On Your Health (Remember to Wash Your Hands), Sufen Wang, Wang Solutions

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