by Airbiotics October 11, 2017Every year, the much-dreaded flu season comes around and plagues a large number of the population. People are stuck in bed for days at a time, with horrible symptoms like head congestion, nausea and a sore throat, just to name a few. How can you steer clear of getting infected? We’ve put together the top 5 ways to help prevent the flu from invading your life.
1. Wash Your Hands
Alright, this might seem like a super common one, but are you washing your hands and your child’s hands the right way? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you wash your hands for twenty seconds, covering both sides of the hand as well as under the nails. Make sure you are also washing after you cough or sneeze to prevent spreading germs.
2. Use Hand Sanitizer
Sometimes it’s hard to get to a sink multiple times throughout the day. In these every day, on-the-go moments, hand sanitizer is a great solution. Airbiotics Probiotic Hand Cleaner provides a natural protective shield against harmful bacteria and leaves your hands feeling smooth and clean. With all the new claims coming out about hand sanitizer, it’s important to know natural, alternative options will fight back against the flu bug.
3. Cover Your Mouth
A simple cough can spread a ton of germs. If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue rather than use your hands. Since we touch so many surfaces throughout the day from door knobs to telephones, you don’t want to pass these germs onto communal surfaces that can infect others.
4. Keep Your Environment Clean
Keeping a clean environment can be a great way to clear your head mentally and as another benefit—will be less likely to breed bacteria. Try to create a daily list of things you can do to keep your living and working environment clean. Some suggestions are to keep surfaces free from dust, tidy any clutter and spray some Airbiotics All-Purpose Cleaner. This spray will coat your surfaces with a protective layer of probiotics to keep bad bacteria at bay while locking in good bacteria and create a healthy balance between eco-systems. The spray keeps surfaces cleaner longer than the average household cleaner, and that is something to celebrate.
5. If You’re Sick, Stay Home
There’s always that one person that gets everyone sick in the office, or at school. This can be an extremely frustrating occurrence. The best solution when you’re sick is to not push yourself and just stay home so you don’t cause any germs to spread further. Take it easy and rest up so that your body has enough time and energy to rid itself from the flu. There’s no doubt that the flu is a dreaded and debilitating sickness, but it can be avoided. Try taking any or all of these preventative measures so that you don’t get suckered into flu season.