It’s time for the second post in our ‘Healthy Winter’ series (which covers the best tips and advice on how you can protect yourself from the flu and cold). If you have just joined us, make sure you read our earlier posts so you don’t miss out on our previously doled advice on what to do when you’re down with common seasonal illnesses like the flu, common cold and sinusitis- and how you can protect yourself against them. Now without further ado, here are some more tips on having a healthy and happy flu-free winter! (You can find Tips 1 to 3 here)
04. SLEEP WELL
Our body’s immune system is weaker when we’re tired and overworked. That is why it’s so important that you get a good night’s sleep so that you can wake up refreshed and ready to fend against a day’s worth of new health risks! If you’re already feeling a bit under the weather, turn in early and get a good sound sleep of 8 – 10 hours (as recommended by medical experts). You’ll find yourself feeling better after you wake up.
05. EAT HEALTHY
This one sounds like a very general tip but it’s included here because it has benefits for every aspect of your health- and that includes fighting viral and bacterial infections. Having a healthy diet (that is high on fruits and vegetables) results in a stronger immune system; which in turn gives you better protection against not only the flu and common cold but all manners of illnesses.
06. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!
If there’s one thing you really could benefit to learn from this year’s movie releases, it’s the importance of restricting physical contact with people who are sneezing or coughing (courtesy of director Steven Soderberg’s star studded pandemic drama Contagion). Even if you didn’t manage to catch the ominous flick, it’s no secret that flu and cold spread quite easily from person to person and the only way you can limit your chances of catching the infections is if you maintain a safe distance from people who are displaying flu/cold symptoms. While this is easily done with strangers, you should also make an effort to not expose yourself unnecessarily to a sick friend or family member. After all, who is going to take care of them if you fall sick too!
To find out more about how most common seasonal viruses spread, obtain more medical advice and get treatment, walk in to your nearest MedHelp clinic in Alpharetta, Atlanta. Our team of medical experts will be happy to help you. And don’t forget to join us next week as we continue our ‘Healthy Winter’ series!