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3 Ways to Prevent the Flu During Flu Season

3 Ways to Prevent the Flu During Flu Season

Staying healthy during the flu season can be a challenge. There are simple things you can do such as frequently washing your hands with hypoallergenic soap, and making sure to include extra vitamin C when you know you will be around a lot of people who may be carrying the flu bug. Even if you get the flu shot and take every precaution you can, there are times when you will still have to suffer through it. The following tips may help minimize your risk of getting the flu, especially if your family decides to bring it home. 

Keep Hand Sanitizer Nearby

While washing your hands often is important, there are times when it may not be possible. Hand sanitizer with botanicals is a great alternative. It's effective at killing germs and will also keep you from spreading them if you are already sick. Don't use it as a substitute for hand-washing, however. You should still use soap and water whenever you can.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet will keep your immune system strong and help reduce your risk of catching a cold or the flu. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. If you aren't sure if you're getting enough of what you need, include a multi-vitamin for added support. 

Wash Your Linens and Towels Regularly

Your linens and towels are two of the worst items in your home for harboring bacteria. Washing your towels and linens frequently will keep bacteria to a minimum, especially if you are fighting the flu or trying to prevent it from bringing you down in the first place. 

BSensible® sheets are the first certified "All Night Fresh" by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute, and with this accreditation, these sheets are proven to last longer without bacteria providing long-lasting freshness and comfort. Not only will your bed and bath smell nice and fresh, but you will also be able to limit your exposure to nasty bacteria and germs.

With a little bit of forethought, you can minimize your exposure to harmful cold and flu germs. Take a few extra minutes to eat healthier foods and keep your environment clean and tidy. You will feel better, and your body will be able to fight off the pesky flu bug.