Healthy Habits to Help Protect Against Flu

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Get Vaccinated: Annual flu vaccines are your first line of defense against the flu virus. Consult your healthcare provider for guidance on the appropriate vaccine for you.

Frequent Handwashing: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating and after being in public places.

Use Hand Sanitizer: When soap and water aren't available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to kill germs.

Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes: Use a tissue or your elbow to cover your mouth and nose to prevent the spread of germs.

Avoid Touching Your Face: Germs can enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth, so avoid touching them with unwashed hands.

Maintain a Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps strengthen your immune system.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated, which aids in flushing out toxins.

Medications: In some cases, medications may be necessary to control blood pressure. Common types include diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and beta-blockers.

Regular Exercise: Engage in moderate physical activity to boost your immune system and overall health.