Simple strategies can help you avoid complications
Steer clear of germs
Cold and flu season is hand-washing season. Follow common sense hygiene rules such as using soap and water to wash your hands. Avoid crowds, too. What if you’re the one who is coughing or sneezing? Cover your mouth with your elbow, not your hands.
Studies show that regular physical activity reduces the number of sick days a person takes. Aim for around 150 minutes of moderate activity each week. Brisk walking, hiking, and cycling all help. Little changes help a lot, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Eat fresh foods
Packaged foods are often low in vitamins and nutrients. By eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins, your body will have the fuel it needs to help fight illness.