With the official start of winter just around the corner, flu season is in full-swing. And though there have been few reports of people falling ill from influenza so far this year, doctors have been predicting that it will be a particularly bad year for the disease.
In order to protect myself from falling ill with the flu this year, I've taken to scouring the internet for home remedies as well as proven techniques for warding off this virus. Since I'm not in one of the target age brackets that's recommended to get a flu vaccination, I decided to forego mine this year, with the goal of keeping my immune system strong on my own.
In order to limit my exposure to germs that might make me contract the flu virus, I keep my hands clean, and carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with me wherever I go. It's amazing how much this one small step can help me to maintain my health throughout the year, but during flu season especially.
In order to boost my immunity, I also make sure to take vitamin C if Iever feel like I'm getting sick. I picked this tip up from my mother, who used to advise us to eat an orange even if we so much as sneezed. But it can be helpful when it comes to thwarting a cold.
If I'm feeling under the weather, I also make sure to sleep with a humidifier on. These devices are very helpful, and can really make you feel better while you sleep. It's recommended to many parents of babies, but I found that it works just as well on me!