Flu viruses are something that should be joked around about. Millions of people die every single year, simply because of the influenza virus. It may seem that the flu is simply part of life, and that there is no way in getting around it. This is true to some degree. Being in a society where individuals are consistently working, communicating, and congregating in person, the transmission of a variety of different virus’ is inevitable. Despite the fact that these things are likely to be exposed to us at some point, that does not mean that we should wait back and do nothing. In fact, there are multiple different ways that you can improve your immune systems ability to fight off the flu, to help you make it through your life with NO sickness! The rest of this article, in addition to the video above, will help to detail a few key points to stop the flu from taking over your life. I do want to note, that although you might get a little bit of benefit from following only one or two of the points below, or in the video, you might be wasting your time. To get the full immune system benefit to help fight off the flu, I highly recommend to implement ALL of the tips. Let’s check them out!
Proven Tips to Avoid Sickness and Death from Flu Viruses
Washing Your Hands
Washing your hands is incredibly important to do when trying to decrease the chances of getting flu viruses. This is because there are quite a few different germs that could be on your hands at any moment. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least thirty seconds, multiple times throughout the day, is a great way to get rid of those germs, and help stop new germs from getting into your body, but also from spreading your germs to other people.
Eating Healthy Foods
Now this is something that should ideally be done all of the time. But, if you are talking about specific things that can reduce the chances of getting the flu viruses, this should not be left unsaid. Eating healthy foods, in particular fruits and vegetables, allows your body and immune system to have the appropriate nutrients to be able to recover and fight off disease and virus. If you neglect doing this, your immune system will not be up to it’s highest capacity cope with the flu viruses.
In this day and age, it is truly a shame at how political getting vaccinated has become. Despite this, getting a flu vaccine is one of the best ways to decrease the chances of yourself from getting the flu viruses and having severe symptoms. The great news about getting the flu vaccine is that it is free at most local pharmacies if you simply go there. Do some researching online, and you can likely find a place to get a flu vaccine on the same day.
Make Sure to Get Enough Exercise
If you are not currently meeting the physical activity guideline recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity and resistance training twice per week, you are increasing your chances of getting the flu viruses. This is because exercise actually helps improve your immune systems ability to function efficiently. Shoot for hitting those guidelines, and of course add more if you can. If you need an exercise program to follow, we actually created a couple of great resources, you can find below.
Get Enough Sleep
If you are not getting enough sleep, you are begging to not only get any of the flu viruses, but also to have a worse quality of life. Sleeping at least 8 hours of day is crucial for allowing your body and immune system to recover from the stresses of today, so it can take on stresses of tomorrow. Not sleeping enough compromises your immune system making it easier for flu viruses to get into your body, and harder to fight them off once they are in.
These are just a few of many great strategies that you can implement to improve how well your immune system is running, to allow you to decrease the chances of having poor outcomes with any of the flu viruses. Make sure to follow every step, otherwise you might be running to the toilet to throw up!
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