From hand sanitizer to practicing great overall health and wellness, check out some easy stay-well secrets developed by the experts.
- Get Vaccinated.
According to the CDC, the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. There are also flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu.
- Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to kill cold and flu germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often easily spread when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
- Keep your surroundings clean.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home and at work, especially when someone is ill.
- Beef up your protein intake.
Research shows that diets that are too low in protein can deplete the immune system. Make sure to get protein-rich foods throughout the day.
- Clean out your nose
Try doing a daily nasal rinse with a bulb syringe to flush out viruses and help clear secretions. You can buy a saline nose rinse at the pharmacy, or make your own.
- Release bad energy.
The practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a form of Japanese light-touch energy therapy, can help unlock blocked energy to help the body fight infection.
- Embrace essential oils.
Try using detoxifying essential oils such as lemon, thieves, and peppermint to help boost your immunity.