Check Out These Ways to Fight the Flu During Cold & Flu Season

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

Cold & Flu Season Prevention Tips Contra Costa CA

Fight off viruses with these cold and flu prevention tips.

Winter brings colder temperatures, rainy weather, and the height of flu season. Even though spring is almost here, cold & flu season isn’t over just yet. Avoid the sniffles with these tips to reduce your risk for catching a cold.

Fight the flu with vaccination.

Getting your flu shot is your best bet to keep the flu away. Be sure to get your flu shot to stay healthy all season long. Just make sure you check with your doctor to make sure it’s the right plan of action for your health.

Keep up on your hand hygiene.

Chances are that you probably don’t wash your hands as frequently as you should. Make sure to frequently wash your hands to avoid getting sick. Wash up before you eat, after using the bathroom, and when you come home. The more you wash your hands, the better chance you have of fighting off germs.

Eat a well-balanced diet and exercise.

Taking care of your body is a great way to keep your immune system healthy, which in turn helps you fight off pathogens. Be sure to practice healthy habits such as daily exercise, eating your fruits and vegetables, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water.

Sanitize your space.

You can find germs on most surfaces. Make sure to frequently wipe down the surfaces in your home, car, and office. From phones to keyboards to doorknobs to steering wheels, the things you touch more frequently are also touched by others, increasing your risk of spreading germs.

For more information about staying healthy in your community, contact All About Contra Costa, your local community forum.