Flu season and ways to prevent getting the flu


Fall is here and  leaves are blowing off the trees and onto the ground. The signs at local stores and doctors offices read "Get your annual flu shot". I don't know about anyone else, but I really don't like shots especially flu shots. I vaguely remember a huge needle being poked in my arm. I didn't feel a thing at first, but the next day, I could barely use the arm that received the shot due to the pain. Now, I rarely get the flu because I’ve found ways to prevent getting it. Here are a few tips I use to avoid getting the vaccinate shot yearly. First, develop good health habits such as washing your hands often and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Keep a clean house to prevent germs and avoid close contact with sick people. Other healthy habits include getting rest, exercise (stay active), stress management, drink lots of fluids and eat real food full of nutrition.

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