Top tips for beating cold and flu season

Top tips for beating cold and flu season

February 24, 2022

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When it comes to the winter season there is one thing that we can all have in common and that is catching a dreaded cold or the flu. We all may have a cold or feel the effects of flu in varying different ways. Some feel like they can’t function, others carry on with their runny noses, coughs, and headaches.

How can you help yourself beat the cold and flu season?

No matter how bad a cold or flu is for you, we all want to beat it, or certainly avoid it where possible. But how do we do that? Here are some of the top tips for beating cold and flu season. 

Top tips for beating cold and flu season

Regular hand washing 

Hand washing is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stop contamination of viruses and germs and also stop the spread if you are feeling under the weather yourself. Our hands are one of the parts of the body that is likely to contract germs from just going about your daily lives, so regular handwashing with soap can help you to avoid the spread and catching germs yourself. It is the most simple but very effective way to beat cold and flu season. 

Sanitising surfaces and things you touch in your home

Surfaces and things you touch in your home are common breeding grounds for cold and flu germs to linger, so regularly sanitise and disinfect where possible in your home and your workplace. A quick wipe down of a kitchen surface or your desk with a disinfectant, wiping door handles, and even your keyboard, can all help to stop the spread or avoid you catching germs in the first place. You may be washing your hands regularly, but you can’t control other people’s actions, especially children when they have been at school all day.

Face coverings are not just for the pandemic

Face coverings have been a huge part of our lives these past few years, and while we may associate face coverings with the pandemic we are all still muddling through, they can actually be a useful way to stop the spread of cold and flu germs too. Silver Life Face Coverings could be a great choice for regular usage of a face covering. They are environmentally friendly, recyclable, and super comfortable. They also have antimicrobial properties, so they won’t create a buildup of bacteria that causes skin blemishes.

Top tips for beating cold and flu season

Make sure you use tissues and dispose of them

If you end up with a cold or feel the start of something then the best prevention to avoid it getting any worse is to take action. Using tissues regularly and then disposing of them in a bin rather than keeping the tissue in a pocket etc, can help you to feel better quickly. The worse thing you can do is allow your nose to run, or constantly sniff up. Blowing your nose with a tissue can help to alleviate the build-up inside your head. 

Increase your Vitamin C intake 

If you are hoping to avoid getting a cold in the first place then an increase in your Vitamin C levels could help you to do that. There are vitamins you can take or you can naturally gain the extra Vitamin C through the food and drink you consume. 

A good diet and regular exercise 

Finally, another way to prevent you from catching a cold or the flu is to ensure that you take good care of yourself. Having a good diet where you get all of the vitamins and nutrients you need from fresh food is a great place to start. Regular exercise can also help you to increase fitness levels which will also mean that your body is in the best possible condition to fight off infection should you catch anything. 

Hopefully, these tips will help to beat cold and flu season.

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