It’s that dreaded time of year again: flu season. Autumn brings crisp air, pretty leaves, and cozy sweaters, but it also creates a higher likelihood for the sniffles, a fever, and a cough. No one wants to use their personal days at work on an annoying case of the flu. Wouldn’t you rather use those days off for something more fun? Well, you’re in luck, because there are many ways to avoid the flu.
The flu shot is your best bet to steer clear from this illness. While the shot can’t guarantee that you won’t get sick, it has higher odds of inoculating you against various strands of influenza. Another easy way to protect yourself from the sniffles is by washing your hands; always bring hand sanitizer with you in your briefcase, purse, or bag. This is a simple tip to avoid spreading germs from one another in the office or workplace.
But if you do end up catching it, there are ways that you can shorten the length of the flu. Home remedies, lots of sleep, and staying hydrated are tried and true ways to feel better faster. There’s only so much you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick, but you should always take the necessary precautions. Here are some articles that will help you in protecting yourself against getting sick:
- 10 Remedies to Take When You Get That Holiday Cold or Flu
- Why You Need a Flu Shot Right Now
- Use All-Natural Foods to Soothe Your Cold and Flu
- Here’s Everything You Can Possibly Do to Avoid Getting the Flu (via Cosmo)
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