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Tips to stay healthy this cold & flu season

Story by: FOX News
With the flu picking up pace across the country, staying healthy is a main concern for most of us. It might seem like common sense, but there are things you can do to help keep the germs at bay.
Doctors say, as always, it’s important to wash your hands, including your fingertips. In particular,  make sure you wash after using the restroom, when you get home from work and when you bring your children home from school or daycare.
Also, avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth because those are the gateways to viruses.
Another way to stay healthy, eat a balanced diet.
“Vitamin C can be helpful, Vitamin D is, that is shown to be very effective at reducing the incidents of cough and cold. So, getting adequate Vitamin D from our diet, because we don’t see it often times from the sun this time of year, is also an important thing to think about,” says Dr. Zak Zarbock, M.D., of First Pediatrics in South Jordan, Utah. He is also the founder of Zarbee’s Naturals.
One more piece of medical advice: cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hands, to stop the spread of viruses.


2 Comments to “Tips to stay healthy this cold & flu season”

    Lynette Henk said:
    January 12, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I loved your article about protecting yourself from the cold and flu. I also found that having a protein shake with lots of antioxidants along with vitamin D and vitamin C was very helpful. I also eat high antioxidant chocolate to keep my immune system strong. Eating right matters.

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    January 12, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Gotta love public restrooms with hand driers and no paper towels where you then have to pull a dirty handle to get out of the restroom. This sort of public health design problem should be addressed through mandates.

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