Published on November 2, 2014
Getting sick is no fun – it keeps you from doing the things you love to do with the people you like to be with. Prevent winter colds and u before they start Sources: “Vaccination and Vaccine Safety,” Flu.gov, accessed May 26, 2014. http://www.u.gov/prevention-vaccination/vaccination/ “Get Vaccinated – Flu Activity Expected to Increase in Coming Weeks,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last updated October 21, 2013, accessed May 26, 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/features/u/ “Pertussis (Whooping Cough),” National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, accessed May 26, 2014. http://www.adultvaccination.c om/whooping_ cough_vaccine_pertussis_vaccination_adult_immunization.htm Steer clear of getting sick this cold and u season with these six steps: Avoid close contact with people who are sneezing or coughing. Wash your hands well and often. Use warm water and soap, rubbing your hands together for at least 20 seconds (about the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice). Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth unless you are using a clean tissue or you have just washed your hands. Clean objects that other people have touched (phones, pens, remote controls, and keyboards). Keep your body strong with healthy habits: eat healthy foods, move your body often, and get plenty of sleep (most people need seven to nine hours per night). Talk to your doctor about using vitamin C to help boost your body’s natural ability to ght off germs.