How to Skip the Flu this Season

This winter, I was unfortunately unlucky enough to come down with the flu. And before you ask, no I didn’t get my flu shot. I was going to, but then when all my friends went, I got a cold so I could not get mine. I kept telling myself I would go get the flu shot later but I never did so here I am, one-week post flu and really regretting putting it off.

While lying there in bed absolutely miserable, I was wondering what I could have done so I didn't get the flu. So, here are somethings I came up with to prevent getting the flu this flu season.

  1. 1. Take your vitamins and especially your vitamin C.

    Always consult your doctor before starting any new vitamins or supplements, but an easy way to get in high doses of vitamin C is through Emergen-C packets. They come in a wide range of flavors and you just add them to some water. They honestly help me kick a cold faster than usual, so I definitely recommend to start taking them before you feel sick.

  2. 2. Stay hydrated.

    Drinking enough water everyday will give your immune system a boost. Added bonus that it will help your skin stay clear as well. Not drinking enough water is the easiest way to let your body get run down and not have the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

  3. 3. Get some rest.

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    Everyone needs at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night. If you are getting less than that and you are on the verge of getting sick, you need more sleep! It will help your body heal and regenerate. Since your body always need rest, I would recommend getting more sleep than you usually do if you feel like you are starting to get sick.

  4. 4. Do something to make you happy.

    It is way easier to get sick if we are gloomy and unhappy. Raising your serotonin levels will help you stay healthy. It is a bonus to being happy! So, take some time out of your day to cheer yourself up and stay happy. Treat yourself!