Winter is coming ( or it`s here, depending when you read this article ) and we all know what that means. It means that the flu season is officially open! Most likely avoiding the flu will be impossible, especially if you work or ever leave the house.
You can catch the flu in various ways, germs travel fast and the air we inhale is the best means of travelling. So escaping the flu means you must have a very strong immune system. But since most of us leave the hectic lives of the millennials, that’s not likely to happen.
So let’s focus instead of what can be done after you contacted the flu. Some remedies, tips and tricks that can help heal faster and get back on your feet!
- Is it a flu, is it a cold?
First things first, you need to be able to make the difference between a common cold and a flu. At times they can show very similar symptoms, hence differentiating is quite difficult. Some of the essential things is that the flu affects the nose, throat and the lungs, hence making a flu more serious and longer lasting than a common cold. The fever is also quite high and you can feel your muscles ache, which seldom happens in a cold. You can also experience fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness and respiratory problems.
- Keep it clean
We don’t usually emphasize enough the importance of having a clean space, clean effectively your working spot or the spots that get touched by many people, for instance the kitchen. Also, wash your hands as often as possible. Did you know that viruses can live on public spaces for up to 48 hours? Antibacterial wipes are your answer for this period!
- Zinc it out
Zinc is an amazing friend in need when it comes to the flu. The only thing is that you need taking it within the early stages of the flu so it can help you fight back effectively. It makes your immune system stronger in face of flu and helps relief the symptoms.
- Rest is the best
I know that taking a day off might be tricky and staying at home while missing out on everything else is not exactly dandy, but rest is necessary if you want to fight the toxins. And sleep is the moment when your body hopes to recuperate some of the stress and the tiredness you acquire during the day.
- Say no to stress
I mean, it’s a known fact that usually stress is not very recommended, regardless of your medical condition. But when viruses are knocking at your door, it’s even more important to say no stress, since it makes you even weaker. So try to stay on the relaxed side of things.
- No sugar, no alcohol
I know that Christmas is approaching and sugar is literally everywhere and it’s oh so tempting. But thinking of it from an objective perspective, sugar is no good. Too much sugar suppresses your immune system and makes it inefficient in fighting the flu. Needless to say the same goes for alcohol, which suppresses your nervous system and therefore, the immune system.
I hope these tips and tricks will help you fight the flu. I already started today combining vitamin C with Zinc. Meanwhile, don’t forget to add lemon to your water and tea, stay away from sweets, eat lots of fruits and veggies and rest for a day or two. This is the time to keep up with your favorite movies and series!