Protect Yourself This Year
Every year, many of us get the flu. We feel rotten, run-down, and generally lousy. It’s unsurprising, since as long as people have lived on this planet, we’ve had to deal with various strains. Contending with the various viruses has become a good news/bad news scenario.
The bad news is that, along with dealing with the more common strains of flu virus, the CDC is warning people to be prepared for a superbug-a potentially stronger and more dangerous version of the flu. So does that mean it’s time to panic? Absolutely not, because the good news is that there are a few solid ways to safeguard against getting sick. Here are 5 quick and easy tips:
- The number one way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated. Once you get your shot or nasal spray, you’re far less likely to get sick.
- Wash your hands after eating, sneezing, using the bathroom, or before/during/after interactions at a healthcare facility.
- Stay away from people who are sick.Flu viruses spread through the air and upon surfaces, so if you keep your distance, you’ll reduce the chances.
- By wearing our comfortable patient clothing, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of unnecessary exposure due to disrobing.
- On average, people touch their faces 16 times per hour. If you’re touching a surface that’s been exposed to the flu, then scratching your nose or otherwise touching your face, you’re rolling out the welcome mat for the flu.