Preventative Tips for Not Getting The Flu
If you haven't already, get your flu shot.
The flu shot is known as the BEST defense against getting the flu. Even if you have never gotten the flu before, there is a first time for everything. It's worth it to prevent yourself from getting this illness.
Sanitize your surfaces every day.
You should try and get in the habit of cleaning all of the shared surfaces in your home once a day. You should clean your desk at work also once a day. Take the five minutes to give all your surfaces a wipe down with a rag and a anti-bacterial cleaner. You never know who may have touched that surfaces and if they had the flu or were carrying it.
Wash your hands.
Be sure to wash your hand after any time you touch a shared surface. If you are unable to wash your hands, then use an anti-bacterial wipe that has at least sixty percent alcohol in it. All of this may sound excessive to you, but it's worth doing if you don't want to catch the flu. It happens quicker and easier than you might think.
Don't share your food with sick friends and loved ones.
If you share the food you are likely touching the same plate or bowl that someone else touched and that someone else may have an illness.
Boost your immune system.
A healthy immune system will help you fight off the flu and you can keep your immune system healthy by doing a number of things, such as:
- Exercising regularly
- Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Maintaining a healthy BMI
...and so much more.
Keep The Flu Away With COMC!
Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to help you fight the flu this year! If you are feeling flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, coughing, sneezing, etc. - please make an appointment with a doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks as soon as possible. Do not wait for your symptoms to get worse and cut this illness off early. All of our health clinics in Mid-Missouri can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.
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