The flu means gagging, puking, feeling yuck, and diarrhea. So, if you want to avoid feeling like crap, then you need to practice ways of bolstering your defenses and dodging the flu. The following are seven great tips for bolstering your defenses against the flu:
1. Hydration: For a body to work well, which it needs to do to ward off illness, it has to be hydrated. So, if you want to bolster your defenses, and dodge the seasonal flu, make sure you are getting your eight glasses of water each day. This is going to improve body function at the cellular level. It is going to make it easier for your body to flush out toxins, bacteria, and the like. It is going to make you feel better, more energetic, etc. A dehydrated body is sluggish, and susceptible to illness, including the flu.
2. Rest. To dodge the flu, your body has to perform, and it isn’t going to be able to if it is not well rested. The average adult needs 7-9 hours of rest each day. So, make sure you get your beauty sleep, and if there is a day when you got to bed late, make up for it with a nap. A rested body has a stronger immune system, and more energy to ward off sickness.
Flu season means extra precautions.
3. Wash and properly cook food. Sometimes people think they have the flu, when actually they are experiencing a food allergy, food intolerance, or food borne illness. So, to avoid the symptoms of flu caused by foods, make sure that you properly wash and prepare all foods, and avoid any foods that have reported incidences of illness, such as E.Coli, Salmonella, etc.
4. Hand washing. You touch an infected surface, and then touch your face, and you are going to get sick. You can’t always avoid the viruses, as they can live on desks, chairs, shopping carts, other people’s hands, etc. So, avoid infecting yourself by regularly washing your hands, and using hand sanitizer throughout the day.
5. Avoid sick people. You won’t be able to defend yourself against the seasonal flu bug if you do not avoid people with it. The fact is, if you get sick, you are far more susceptible to other illness. So, do not just avoid people with the flu, but avoid anyone who is contagious with any illness. The facts are, if you encounter the virus, you will probably get sick. So, if you go to work, and people are sick, ask them to go home, or stay six feet away from them.
6. Eat right. The foods you eat play a significant role in how well your body functions. How well your body functions plays a significant role in how well you can defend against illness, including the flu. So, to help your body defend against the seasonal flu, make sure that you eat foods rich in vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, and that are low in fat, sodium, sugar, and calories. The more natural and fresh foods you eat, the better. Avoid processed, refined, unfortified foods, as they belabor your body functions rather than improve them.
7. Get the flu shot. If you want to avoid the flu, get immunized against it each year. If you stay up on immunizations, your likelihood of illness goes down.