Tips For Staying Healthy During Flu Season

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Not only do we have to deal with COVID-19 this fall and winter, but we also have to worry about the flu. 2020 man, it just doesn’t let up!

While we’re all a lot more familiar with the flu than we are with COVID-19, it’s still something I think most of us would all like to avoid contracting.

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And, though we’re all social distancing and wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19— which will hopefully help stop the spread of the flu — there are a few other things you can do to stay healthy this winter.

Read on to learn what you should be focusing on during these cold months to keep your body in check.

Get a Flu Shot! 

No seriously, get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Like, schedule your appointment right now

Hit up your local CVS, Walgreens, or Target and get it done, it’s the easiest thing you can do to keep you and your family safe. Plus, with most insurances, a flu shot is 100% free!

Put in Vitamins C and E

Focus on eating foods and drinking liquids that are rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. 

Foods with vitamin E include sunflower seeds, almonds, and nuts, while vitamin C is in fruits, broccoli, and juices.

These vitamins will help to boost your immune system and fight to keep you healthy. Also, try to avoid sugars as much as possible, as this will be hard on your body.

Water, Water, and More Water

Drink water like it is your job. Keep a bottle by your bed and keep a bottle in your car. You know what, just keep a bottle in your hands at all times. 

Staying hydrated will also help your body to fight off any unwanted viruses.

Rest 

The holidays can be stressful, and it can also be super fun, but it’s important that you get enough rest every night. 

Make sure you’re getting to bed at a reasonable time and that you’re trying to get eight hours of sleep a night.

Don’t Push Yourself

Listen to your body. If you are feeling rundown or you know you need to spend 12 hours in bed, do it. 

Don’t push yourself to the limit, especially not in these crazy times. Work and life can be stressful, but it’s so important for our health that we take time to decompress. 

Sit on the couch and watch Netflix or curl up by the fire and read a book. You’re going to be OK!