Fall Safety

If you can believe it, it is already Fall.

With the cooler weather, comes an outbreak of flu, colds and allergies. So how do you stay safe from getting sick?

The CDC states:
“The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often. Stay home if you get sick”.
The last one can be difficult, but it is really important. Everyone gets sick, and taking a day to get well can make a huge difference in your ability to recover from illness.

News Flash! Antibiotics don’t cure it all.
The CDC says,
“Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but not viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these. Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore stronger and harder to kill. See your doctor or nurse to find out if your illness is bacterial or viral.”

What else can you do to stay well during the Fall Season?

1. Get plenty of rest. Nothing invites sickness like a run-down person, so may sure to get at least 7-9hrs of sleep a night.

2. Stay hydrated. Everyone knows that your body is made up mostly of water, so staying hydrated will help flush out whatever toxins may creep up on you.

3. Be prepared. This year in the Midwest, we have actually been lucky with the warmer weather. Sunny and 70′s in September? No complaining here, but make sure that you are ready for when the colder weather hits.

4. WASH YOUR HANDS. Need I say more?

Overall, the Fall season can be enjoyable if you take the proper steps to stay prepared, healthy and active. Do you have Fall tips that you’d like to share? Comment below!

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