The idea to be sick and rest at home and to avoid work is lovely until you really get sick. Flu is one of the most common sicknesses that everyone must have had at least three times or even more in their life. Even though it’s not serious, but it’s uncomfortable to have. A runny nose, fever, aching muscles, and headaches are the common symptoms that can make doing your daily activities much harder than it should be. Because the flu virus is everywhere, here are some things that you can do to stay away from flu.
Something that everyone needs to start doing but most people can’t be bothered to do is to have a healthy diet. Even if you can’t switch your entire lifestyle from eating junk food, it is not for nothing if you make an effort to at least incorporate home cooked meal, vegetables, and fruit. Any attempt is better than giving up and indulging in fast food.
The more you exercise, the healthier your body will get. And a flu virus will have a harder time to affect a fit body. There are many ways you can exercise, don’t set an unrealistic goal or expectation because it will only discourage you to work out. Even five to 10 minutes of exercise every other day is great as long as you keep your body active and not let it do nothing for the entire week.
Keep your hands clean and sanitized
Going outside of our house is inevitable. To work, live, and socialize we must be out there and interact with the surroundings. Public places are probably one of the dirtiest situations that you can get yourself into out there. Imagine how thousands of people sit on the train, touch the doorknob, and use the money that has been through a lot. We will never know what kind of people that have touched it and how dirty or sick they were when they did it, and for this reason, it is vital to keep your hands sanitized to avoid picking up the bacteria that can make you sick and vulnerable to the flu virus.
Be cautious of sick people
If you know that someone has flu, avoid any direct contact with them that involves exchanging germs. Don’t drink from the same water bottle, share food, and make sure to wash your hand after you shake hands. Best to stay away from them while they are still sick especially if they are not wearing mask to cover their nose and mouth.