How to Prepare Yourself for Flu Season

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Get The Proper Medical Supplies
Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst. Stock up early and keep a regularly updated quotient of supplies continuously about the premises. You’ll never be caught flat-footed by the flu this way, and may even be able to prevent full-on infection because you’ll have the right vitamins and minerals to combat it when you notice early warning signs. Caught early enough, the severity of the flu can be curtailed exceptionally; but this can be very difficult. Following is a brief list of things you can do to prepare for the flu. Each will be examined in greater detail.

Stocking Up On Vitamins and Minerals
Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin B are exceptionally recommendable immune system aids when influenza strikes. Airborne isn’t a cure-all for sickness, but does contain a number of healthy compounds which have been known to strengthen the immune system. Using supplements and foods which contain those supplements naturally will help curtail influenza’s severity, as your immune system will be able to fight it off with greater strength.

Stock Up On Healthy Foods
Chicken noodle soup has an extremely healthy broth. The heat itself is therapeutic, as is the soup’s smell. Having bread with it that has been cooked with non-enriched flour gives the body vital minerals. Drinking a big glass of water or orange juice helps as well, as does a good several hour nap (if it’s in the middle of the day) or full night’s sleep. Generally, a diet high in fluids is recommendable during influenza infection.

Have Plenty of Fluids
Your body is going to expel a great deal of fluid through phlegm and expurgations of one variety or another during the flu. Replacing those fluids is vital to your body’s functionality. Cold gatorade in ice cube form is good for cases of influenza, especially when children are sick. They can have something tasteful to refresh them. Water, orange juice–fruit juices in general–are all quite helpful when it comes to the flu.

Get Plenty of Rest
When you feel the weakness of the sickness coming, drink a lot of fluids, take in a some vitamins, and get as much rest as you can. If you give your immune system ammunition and rest early enough, you can knock out the sickness before it puts you out of commission for a week or more. Even if you are in the midst of it, resting regularly is yet a big help.

Eat Healthy
This is more than stocking up on healthy foods. You’ve got to establish a habitual practice of consuming foods that are good for you.

Exercise Regularly
Working out isn’t a fun prospect, but then there are usually some family of physical activities that you may find you enjoy. Get to the point where you’re breaking a sweat at least three times a week. Once a day is even better; if you can get into a regular strenuous workout routine, this can act as an improving agent on the body and make you much more strong when sickness comes.

Exercise Proper Hygiene Practices
Bathe regularly, wash your hands, try not to share germs, bandage wounds, avoid open wounds in others, clean surfaces with disinfectants, and keep your house clean as well.

Vaccinate
Vaccinations for influenza can help reduce instances of infection also, but should only be taken when you are in good health to begin with. Summertime is best for vaccinations.

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