Health & Fitness :: 3 Easy Tips for the 2015 Flu Season

Flu season isn't anyone's favorite time of the year. With all the coughing and sneezing, it's never really that fun. If it weren't for Halloween and Thanksgiving, the fall just wouldn't be a great time of the year. However, there are ways to reduce the chances that you get the flu. The tips in this article can help you get prepared for flu season, which starts in October.

Get Your Flu Shot Early

People who want to decrease the chances of getting the flu should get a flu shot as soon as theyre available. That's usually in October and you'll find many walk in clinics offering them. You can get this vaccine as a shot or a nasal spray and most of the vaccines cover 3 to 4 strains of the flu. Most people like to get their shot early. If you want to avoid hours in the waiting room, make an appointment. Just be sure to bring some reading material for the time you do have to wait.

Keep Your Hands Clean Please

When was the last time you washed your hands? When flu season hits, that's going to be a question you'll need to ask yourself on a daily basis, because you'll need to wash your hands throughout the day. That's because your hands help you explore your world and in that process you come into Halloween Dresses contact with plenty of germs. Washing you hands is one way to keep those germs at bay. Just remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and to use hot water and soap. You can also use hand sanitizer when your not near a bathroom.

Keep the Germs Away

Now, you may be washing your hands before you eat and after you leave the bathroom, but when it comes down to it, not everyone is going to do that. That's why you need to take extra measures to keep your hands clean when you're on the run. Keep hand sanitizer with you. You never know when you'll need it. You should also use sanitizing wipes on commonly used public surfaces, like shopping baskets. You can also use the wipes to open public bathroom door handles. These extra steps may reduce the amount of germs you come into contact with, so give them a try.

Enjoy the fall folks. Hopefully this is the flu season that you'll be ready for.