Flu season does not end because winter is coming to an end. Flu season can be just as active in the springtime as it is in the winter time, which is why you need to make sure that you are still actively protecting yourself and your family against the flu this spring.
1. Stay Warm
Just because it is spring doesn't mean it is time to run around in shorts and short sleeves. Make sure that you continue to dress warmly for the weather. It is better to dress in layers and remove some as you go instead of underdressing and being cold. When you are cold, you weaken your immune system and make it easier for you to to get sick. It's better to bundle up and remember that spring weather can change quickly throughout the day.
2. Wash Your Hands
The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to wash your hands. Wash your hands as frequently as you possibly can. That means washing your hands not only after you use the restroom, but anytime you have a chance to.
Try to keep your hands away from your face as much as possible. Wash your hands before you eat any food, even a snack. If you need to touch your face, wash your hands first.
Washing your hands with soap and warm water, and then drying them off thoroughly, is the best way to stop the spread of the flu virus.
3. Drink Lots of Water
One of the best ways to fight the flu is to make sure that you are taking care of your immune system. One of the best ways to take care of your immune system is to stay hydrated. Make sure that you drink lots of water throughout the day. Drinking lots of water helps to keep your immune system strong. It helps flush virus out of your system. Water also helps you stay alert and fight against fatigue.
Bring a water bottle with you and carry it to work or school. Just make sure to wash your water bottle each night as you can transfer a lot of germs to your water bottle. Don't share your water bottle with anyone.
Flu season doesn't end just because winter is almost done. You can still get the flu in the springtime. Make sure that you continue to dress warmly, wash your hands as frequently as possible, and stay hydrated. These common sense measures are often the best protection against the flu. If you think you have contracted the flu, take it seriously and see your doctor.
For more information on flu services, contact your local clinic.