5 steps to avoid the flu this season


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We know the signs all too well – sweltering heat one day, raining cats and dogs the next. This weather change makes a great recipe for an outbreak of influenza.

While cold weather makes it easier for the flu to spread, those who suffer from weaker immune systems are also at greater risk of catching this disease. With this upcoming season of the common flu, here are a few steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting a cold.

Keep Your Hands Clean

Make sure your hands are clean by washing them often, especially before and after touching food. If you’re not already practicing this, try to be more aware of what you come into contact with. Things like your mobile phone, doorknobs and cash can harbour a lot more germs than you might imagine.

Avoid Large Crowds

If you do not have a strong immune system, you might want to avoid crowded areas or activities that involve large groups of participants. Naturally, the chances of being exposed to those who are infected are higher in large crowds, and if you’re feeling weaker than usual, it’s best to stay at home
and avoid the risk.

Beware Of Gym Equipment

If you frequent the gym, the equipment there can be another underestimated source of germs and bacteria. With so many people using the same equipment, make sure to wipe them down before, as well as after, using the gym equipment.

Stay At Home

In the event that you do end up catching the flu, do your friends and colleagues a favour by staying home. We know it may be tempting to turn up at work and catch up on those deadlines, but what you may end up doing is setting off a chain of sickness by spreading the flu to those around you. If you really need to do so, work from home, and steer clear of your loved ones as much as you can.

Boost Your Immune System

If you’re a believer of the “prevention is better than a cure” motto, then one of your best bets in avoiding the flu is to strengthen your immune system.

Cordyceps Sinensis is a Tibetan root that is linked to a variety of health benefits, including regulating the immune system. When consumed regularly, the effect is a two-way regulation of the immune system, depending on the condition of your health.

For example, Cordyceps Sinensis could strengthen the immune system if consumed by someone who has weak immunity due to disease. In contrast, it could suppress the immune system if consumed by someone who has hyper-immunity in conditions such as lupus, lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis.

In summary, Cordyceps Sinensis is a supplement that could increase immunity and keep the flu at the bay. It could help reset the immune system, strengthen it and defend the body from infections.


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