How to keep your family healthy during the cold and flu season
Flu usually strikes suddenly. Once contracted a person could suffer from headaches, body aches, dry cough and fever of 100 degree or more. Symptoms also include: chills, sweating, sore throat, runny nose and a sensitivity to fight while colds are highly contagious viruses that are less severe than flu. Adults get an average of two to four colds per year that may last for about one week. Common symptoms includes: congestion, scratchy throat, cough, runny nose and weakened senses of taste and smell.
Cold and flu may be two different infectious disease but they are both caused due to viruses and manifest in the same symptoms such as:-
- itchy watery eyes
- read eyes
- sore throat
- stuffy nose
Cold and flu mostly happens in May to September in Australia that’s why these months are also known as cold and flu season.
By making some little changes in your daily life during the cold and flu season you can easily keep your family healthy.
It does not require something new actually, but the same work routine paying just a little more attention to creating good hygienic habits.
When one family member gets the flu, it can quicly and easily spread to other and affect the entire family. Children are three time more likely than adults to contract the flue since they have developing immune system. More young children go to the hospital every year because of flu complications than any other vaccine preventable disease.
Following I am sharing some great ways to prevent your family from cold and flu and keep them healthy during the cold and flu season.
- Annual Vaccination: The first and most important step to keep your family healthy during the cold and flu season is to get annual vaccination. Find a location that offers flu vaccine in your area and ask about the types of flu vaccines and get vaccinated each and every year
- Healthy Hands: Wash your hands; wash them often with soap and warm water. Lather with soap for 30 seconds, rinse and dry your hands with clean towel or air dryer. Keep sanitize close. Use it often and tell children and those around you to do the same.
- Eat Healthy: People with slow immune system can be infected by cold and flu virus faster than any other. The best way to boost immune system is to eat healthy food which has maximum amount of vitamins and minerals like vegetables and fruits. Eating balanced meals can also a great way to strengthen immune system.
- Boost Immune System: A better and fast immune system means the speeds recovery from any type of illness. Your motive in cold and flu season should be to boost your and your family immune system. Eating health food is the only one ways to boost immune system. The other ways to boost immune system is to exercise daily, I am not asking to exercise hard, but little morning movement on daily bases can boost your immune system. According to studies, smile can also help to boost immune system.
Follow these simple tips and keep your family healthy during the cold and the flu season.