4 Flu Fighting Tips for Yourself and Your Loved One
Flu season is upon us, and while you may be concerned about your own health, make sure you’re reminding your loved one or client about their risk. The flu can prove extremely dangerous to seniors. One of the reasons being that the flu can complicate existing health conditions, especially for someone with heart disease or diabetes.
As a caregiver, be mindful and limit contact with family members or friends that may have the flu. In the meantime, make sure you encourage your client to do the following flu-fighting tips together and hopefully, you’ll get by just fine before we welcome the spring!
1.) Get a flu shot
If you or your loved one have approval from your doctor, getting the flu shot now in the middle of the season could be a great idea, and you can still benefit from it a great deal. In fact, there are certain vaccines that are high-dose vaccines that are often given to seniors who need extra protection.
2.) Eat well, and get plenty of sleep
And by eating well, we mean eating plenty of vitamin-rich veggies, heart-healthy soups, and more veggies. Thankfully we just started off 2018, so make this your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier together with these flu-fighting tips and start one broccoli at a time.
3.) Drink more fluids
There’s a reason why our bodies need more fluids, and that is because of the water your body loses when you have fever or sweat. Whether its fruit juice, water or teas, be sure to stocks up. Even if you or your loved one haven’t shown any symptoms, staying hydrated is the key to protecting yourself from the flu.
4.) Wash your hands!
Scrub with soap and water for 20 seconds, and be sure you’re using water that’s not too hot or too cold. Treat yourself and your loved one to a luxurious soap (not all antibacterial soaps are gentle on your hands) and be sure to carry around antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer when on the go!
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