Healthy Habits for Cold & Flu Season

Developing healthy habits to combat the cold and flu season is a great way to protect your health. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, you may want to take extra precautions as you are out and about this year. Here are a few preventative measures you can take to help you stay safe this winter season.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and maintain frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash your hands, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is recommended.

Stay at home if you are sick or experiencing any flu-like symptoms and avoid contact with anyone who may be sick. Keeping your distance can aid in your overall health and allow you to prevent unwanted sickness.

Practice healthy habits even in your vehicle or in your home. Clean and disinfect touched areas in your home and avoid eating and drinking after anyone. It’s also important during this time to get enough sleep, drink plenty of fluids, and monitor your stress levels.