It’s that time of the year when the flu is going around, and those of us who are still healthy want to say that way, while those who have already caught it, want to get rid of it a.s.a.p. and without any complications.
eHow.com has an article on how to prevent a flu, and their 8 tips are:
- Avoid sharing utensils with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands before eating
- Increase your vitamin C intake
- Drink at least eight glasses of water a day
- Get enough sleep
- Manage your stress
- Take a multivitamin every day
- Exercise regularly
The general idea behind their advice is that “maintaining a healthy immune system is your best bet for avoiding the flu”. While I agree with the general premise (that people with weak immune systems are more susceptible to catching a flu), having been diligently doing all 8 out of the 8 above-quoted points, I am now in bed with a bad flu.
Yesterday I posted on my Facebook wall:
Apparently, I’m not alone (see the circled comments above).
By looking at what people (and professional doctors and nurses) recommend it seems that the following 5 points will help me recover quicker:
- Getting plenty of rest/sleep
- Drinking healthy fluids (water, fresh cranberry and orange juices, teas)
- Remembering the good ol’ chicken soup
- Making things more tolerable with painkillers
- Taking immune-boosting remedies (echinacea, Omega 3, vitamin C, etc)
What is helping you recover from (or prevent) flu every year?