Tis’ The Season…..(for the flu)

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So……it begins. Another season. Another unfortunate chance to get the dreaded flu. What is the best medicine to prevent it? Hibernating for the next few months. Just kidding but doesn’t that sound relaxing? The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. If you can’t steer clear of the virus, at least use good hygiene to create a barrier against flu germs. Wash those hands! Carry alcohol based hand sanitizer. Stay hydrated. Scratchy throat? Gargle with salt water. Stuffy nose? Use a saline nasal spray right after symptoms (even if you feel that darn cold coming on) occur.  Take a hot shower. Cough? TRY just TRY the old honey. 1 to 2 tbsp. straight from the jar or stirred into tea. Exercise? If you are up for it some light exercise can actually boost the immune system. Make sure you keep it light….keep that heart rate under 100. At the end of the day……get a good nights sleep. So important to your well-being.

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