Wash your hands often. Germs are most often transferred from a contaminated surface to your body via your hands. Remember, the flu can live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours.
- Clean and sanitize surfaces whenever possible. This includes countertops, computer keyboards and telephones. These are hot spots where viruses live.
Avoid touching your face. Your eyes, nose and mouth are the areas where germs are most likely to enter the body, so in between hand washings, avoid touching yourself.
Avoid close physical contact, such as hugs, especially when the other person shows signs of illness.
Avoid going to work or sending children to school if there are signs of illness. You don’t want to exacerbate illness or spread it to others. Minimizing the spread of illness can help to minimize the duration of its presence in a population.
Get plenty of rest. Being well rested is just one arm of caring for your immune system and keeping it in peak condition to protect you.
- Eat nutritious well-balanced meals so that your body has the fuel to fight off invaders. Eating well also helps to give your body the strength it needs to get through and illness if you do get sick.
Consider IV therapy. IVRS has customizable IV hydration that can offer additional vitamins and nutrients to help strengthen your immune system and battle illness. It can be brought to your home or office and administered by certified medical professionals.