As the weather keeps changing and the Lubbock winds keep blowing the flu season is hitting hard. The headaches, body aches, coughs, sore throats, sniffles and fatigue are just a few of the terrible symptoms that come with the flu. But with the help of CDC I have given you the top ways to avoid getting the flu this terrible season!
According to CDC the six best ways to avoid getting the flu include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The Flu can be transferred from person to person very easily. If you know someone is sick, keep your distance and make sure to thoroughly wash your hands after contact or leaving the room they are in.
- Stay home when you are sick. This is very important! If you know you are sick, stay home to avoid spreading it.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Doing this can help you avoid spreading the germs into the air around you.
- Clean your hands. This has to be one of the most important ways to avoid getting the flu! Washing your hands often, especially before eating, can help lower your chances. Using hand sanitizer helps too.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. You can contract the flu more quickly if you touch something contaminated and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands first.
- Practice these good habits. Disinfect frequently, be physically active, manage your stress, sleep more, drink lots of water and eat nutritious foods.
But the CDC expresses that the single best way to prevent yourself from getting the flu is to get vaccinated!
With Texas Tech being in the center of Lubbock, I may have some readers who are Tech students or parents of Tech students. So I have attached a link to a great article on ways to help students avoid the flu!
I hope this has been helpful.
Stay healthy Lubbock!