Use these six innovative tips to sniffle-proof your whole family.
By Nancy Kalish for Completely You
Flu season is upon us but if you use these six innovative tips to sniffle-proof your whole family, you can breathe a little easier. This isn’t just the start of holiday season; it’s germ season as well. That’s why many of us will be hacking away and looking a lot like Rudolph before winter is over. “The average adult gets one to three respiratory illnesses each year, and women, especially if they’re moms, tend to catch even more,” says Charles Gerba, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona and coauthor of The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu.
So how can you avoid getting sick? You already know you need to eat right, exercise and get enough sleep. And yes, you should get a flu shot now, even if you received one last year (visit FluClinicLocator.org to find out where you can get the vaccine near you). But don’t stop there. Here are six surprising ways to help stay healthy and keep you and your family sniffle-free all season long:
1. Fill up on fiber.