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Tips to avoiding the flu this Season….

One more sleep and winter is officially here in Australia! So I thought I would do a little research on how to avoid getting the dreaded flu. Here is what I found out…

 

One of the most common ways people catch colds and the flu is by rubbing their nose or their eyes after their hands have been contaminated with a virus so…

Wash your hands with antibacterial wash regularly throughout the day and avoid using bar soaps.

Do a Winter Clean (Which is the new Spring Clean!) Make sure you disinfect surfaces, toys, and objects that your children may put in their mouths or touch.

Use disposable tissues to wipe or blow your child’s nose.

Teach your children ‘cough etiquette’, which is for them to turn their heads and cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue or the inside of their elbow if they don’t have a tissue, instead of simply coughing or sneezing onto their hands, which will then spread their germs onto everything they touch.

Take a reusable water bottle to school, instead of using the school water fountain, which may become contaminated with germs, especially during cold and flu season.

Germs remain in stagnant air, so open your windows when weather permits to circulate fresh air.

Get plenty of sleep, be physically active (on the Springfree™ Trampoline of course!), manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

I have missed anything? Make sure you let us know what your tips are to avoiding this season’s flu.

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/commoninfections/a/avoiding_flu.htm

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