5 Tips to Avoiding the Flu This Winter
Being sick stinks especially during the winter season when you're also dealing with massive amounts of snow, ice, and below freezing temps.Winter can also bring the flu, coughs, colds, dry skin, and sneezes. Here are some simple tips from the Daily Mail to keep you healthy during the winter of 2016.
Keeping yourself warm and toasty can actually help you avoid the flu, coughs, and colds. When you shiver you depress your immune system.
Wash your hands as often as possible. Germs can be transmitted by physical contact. They can enter the body when your hands become infected and you touch your eyes, mouth or nose.
Doctors suggest you drink at least eight glasses of water a day. This will help flush the toxins out of your body.
You become more susceptible to infection when you don't get enough shut eye. At least 7 hours of sleep is recommended.
Taking a multi-vitamin daily is important. Zinc helps build up your immune system and taking small amounts of garlic may decrease the chances of getting a cold or the flu.