The flu bug affects 10 to 20 percent of Americans each year. Follow these steps to help beat the bug:
Boost your body. Eat a healthy diet, exercise often, manage stress, and get enough sleep. These habits may help build your immunity.
Practice clean living. Wash your hands often with warm water and soap. Cold and flu viruses get passed on when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or touches doorknobs and other surfaces with unwashed hands. The virus then spreads to others through hand to mouth, eye, or nose contact.
Get the flu shot. The top tactic in the war on flu? Try to avoid the fight entirely. Get a flu shot every year. The 2014 – 2015 flu vaccine will protect you from different combination of viruses than last year’s flu shot, so it is important to get a shot each year. It’s best to get the shot in the fall, before the flu season starts.
Remember: The best way to avoid the flu is to get a flu shot each year! Until next time ……..