What Can I Do to Protect Myself From the Flu?
Russell J. Pelzel, Pharmacist
Pilot Point, Texas
The first thing you can do to protect yourself from the flu is get your yearly flu vaccination. You can also use good hygiene practices, such as washing your hands for 20 seconds and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Another way to keep your immune system strong is by managing your stress, specifically by getting plenty of sleep and exercise. You should also eat a balanced diet and stay well hydrated. Additionally, you can increase your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D has been proven to show protection from the common cold and other viruses. A good multivitamin and other nutritionals, such as echinacea and colostrum concentrate, have also shown value in virus prevention.
The views and opinions expressed above are those of the author and do not necessarily represent that of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation. The content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat any health condition and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health professional.
September 1, 2019