With winter just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for colder weather. This season can be busy and fun because of the holidays and family dinners, but it’s also prime time for colds, the flu, and other infections to run rampant. With all the shopping and parties during this season, it can be easy to neglect your health. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and get into some healthy living habits. Here are the most effective ways you can avoid getting sick this winter.
1. Wash Your Hands Frequently
One of the most helpful things you can do to avoid catching a cold or infection is by washing your hands–a lot. You may be used to washing your hands thoroughly for dinner or after a trip to the bathroom, but you should do it a lot more often. Consider washing your hands multiple times a day, especially after touching doorknobs, shopping carts, pens, or anything else in public.
2. Get a Flu Shot
If you want to significantly reduce your risk of getting the flu, get the flu vaccination. Even if you do get the flu after getting vaccinated, the severity of it will likely not be as bad. You can get an influenza vaccine at many places, including your local pharmacy or doctor’s office. Flu shots are often free with most insurance plans.
3. Carry Hand Sanitizer
While it may not be as effective as hand washing, using hand sanitizer can help prevent sickness. It allows you to quickly and conveniently eliminate a lot of germs. It’s always good to carry a small bottle around with you so you can kill germs even if you can’t find a sink to wash your hands.
These three tips will promote healthy living during the upcoming winter. You can also stay healthy by getting the right insurance coverage from Sackett and Associates Insurance Services.