Colds and flu’s are commonplace in our society and they can put some of us out of action for quite a while. Not only this but colds and flu’s are easily passed on to other people and when one person in a house catches a cold or has the flu, it is not normally long before everyone else gets it.
Where colds are concerned there are no cures, antibiotics are not normally given to cold sufferers as they do not do anything for it. There are plenty of health tips that can stop us catching as many colds and may prevent us catching them at all.
Flu’s are a little different and can be prescribed antibiotics to help ease the symptoms. There are still plenty of health tips that can prevent you being a victim to the flu.
Health Tip 1. Wash your Hands Often. Frequent hand-washing reduces the number of germs on your hands and lessens the chance of introducing many germs into your system by touching your eyes, wiping your nose, or eating.
Health Tip 2. Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose? Grab a tissue! Use a tissue to rub your eyes or to wipe your nose. The tissue is an effective barrier against germs getting into your system and from getting on your hands to be spread to others.
Health Tip 3. Get Proper Rest. A sleep-deprived body is susceptible to many illnesses. Help your immune system to remain healthy by getting enough sleep every night. Adults typically need 7-9 hours of sleep a night for optimal health and children should get between 10-12 hours of sleep a night. Getting optimum sleep every night will allow your body to rest and to revitalize for the next day’s battles that lie ahead.
Health Tip 4. Maintain a Healthy Weight and a Well-Balanced Diet. A healthy weight and a healthy diet will keep your body working at its best. Give your immune system an added boost by consuming more Vitamin C. Citrus fruits are high in this valuable nutrient, but it can also be found in tablet form in various over the counter products. The best thing to do is to have a well balanced meal and a very nutritious diet. Never crash diet and never starve yourself.
Health Tip 5. Get Regular Exercise. Getting regular exercise not only helps you maintain physical health, but has been proven to boost your mood too. Getting enough exercise to get your heart pumping for at least 30 minutes a day will help you fight of the colds and the flu’s that strike many of us all year round. Exercising boosts your immune system and lets you fight of illnesses all the time.
If you follow these health tips you may find that you suffer from fewer colds, less illnesses and be in better health all the time. These health tips are not to replace the advice of your doctor or health professional; they are to show you that even though colds and flu’s are generally quite common, there are many ways to avoid them!