The influenza pandemic is slowly making its way into the United States, but there are some good tips for your health and wellness, as well as the flu itself.
While the flu is a relatively new threat to the U.S., the pandemic began nearly two decades ago and is believed to have been started by an infected person traveling abroad.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pandemics most recent strain, H3N2, is a highly contagious strain.
This new strain is extremely contagious, and has caused more than 20,000 hospitalizations and an estimated $100 billion in medical costs in the U: The CDC reported in November that more than 2 million Americans were hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.
With more than 8,000 confirmed cases of the flu, and a reported 6,300 deaths, it is likely that the pandemaker is on the way to becoming a pandemic.
Here are some of the best tips to prevent getting sick, and what you can do to keep your health in check.1.
Eat healthy and hydrateThe flu is the most common cold, but if you are sick, take extra care to stay hydrated.
A lot of people say that they need to drink about an extra gallon of water per day.
If you drink water in moderation, you can reduce the chances of contracting the flu by drinking a glass or two a day, according to Dr. William R. Sommers, a professor of infectious disease at the University of Illinois at Chicago.2.
Wash your hands thoroughlyWhen you catch the flu in the hospital, your hands and face may be covered with a white mask, which can help protect your nasal passages.
It is also important to wash your hands in hot water or at a tap before touching any other part of your body.
If you are coughing or sneezing, rinse them well, and don’t rub your hands or face.
If they feel dry or sticky, they are probably more likely to be shedding virus.3.
Stay hydratedEven though the flu may be relatively mild, it can take some time to get your immune system to adjust.
You can also drink more water during the pandemi, and use a shower if you have to.
Avoid the flu and other contagious diseases with a flu vaccination, which is recommended by the U, CDC, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).4.
Drink plenty of fluidsWhile the virus can be difficult to catch in a bottle, if you can, you should always drink plenty of water, and avoid sitting for long periods of time.
Also, drink plenty during your exercise, as you can boost your body’s immune system.5.
Get some sleepIt is important to get enough sleep to prevent dehydration and other illness.
If your body is dehydrated, your immune systems are more susceptible to infections and other health problems.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that sleep deprivation for a week was linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing influenza-like illness in older adults.6.
Get enough restIf you need to be in the office, take a nap at least seven to eight hours after you get up, and then get up and get some rest.7.
Stay alertWhen you get sick, you are more likely than not to fall into the flu’s trap, which means that you may feel very unwell and feel like you are having a bad day.
You may even feel anxious, as a result.
Take the time to take your eyes off the screen and get up every now and then.
If that doesn’t work, go to a doctor or nurse and ask them for help.8.
Drink lots of fluidsDrinking plenty of liquids can help keep your body hydrated, prevent dehydration, and reduce the risk of illness.
You should drink at least 2,000 ml (about 6 cups) of fluids a day.
Drinking at least two glasses of water a day will help you lose weight and increase your energy.9.
Get a flu vaccineYour body has the ability to produce antibodies to the flu virus.
The flu vaccine, if given early enough, can help to protect you from influenza and other flu-related illnesses.
If not, it will probably have no effect.