7 tips to avoid getting a cold or flu bug!

December 12th, 2013 No Comments

Cold and Flu Season is Here in NJ!

Cold and flu season is upon us in here in central New Jersey. You may even know someone who has the bug right now. If you’re caring for an older family member in elder care, client, or other loved one, you definitely don’t want to pass a virus to that person. You can take easy precautions to help prevent getting a cold or flu.

7 tips you can follow to help keep the cold away:

  • 1. Avoid touching hard surfaces if possible; germs can live up to 24 hours
  • 2. Keep your hands away from your face–the nose and eyes are gateways to viruses
  • 3. Cover your mouth when you sneeze–the elbow method is best
  • 4. Get lots of immune-boosting sleep
  • 5. Stay hydrated by drinking 4-8 glasses of water per day
  • 6. Take Vitamin D (drink fortified milk, or spend 15 minutes a day in the sunshine)
  • 7. Keep your home’s humidity level between 40 and 60 percent to prevent viruses from thriving


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