Flu Season

With the new school year just around the corner, there are a few things that the students could learn to help combat the Flu season.  This also includes the H1N1 flu.  The flu is a virus and is spread through the air.  Coughing and sneezing helps the virus travel through the air that we breath.  If an individual breathes the particles in their respiratory tract, they are likely to come down with the flu.  If your immune system is run down, for example, over working, not getting enough rest and eating right, you are a prime candidate to become infected with the virus.

Things to do to help avoid catching the flu:
-Cover your mouth when coughing, if possible cough into the bend of your arm on your clothing.
-Sneeze into the bend of your arm onto the clothing, this will prevent it from dispersing into the air.
-WASH,WASH your hands.
-Avoid crowded places when we are at the peak of flu season.
-Get the flu injection, if your physician does not object.
-Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep
-Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Try to exercise at least 3 times a week

All of these things are not guaranteed to keep you from getting the flu, but it will lessen your chances of contracting the flu and hopefully decrease the amount of time you have the virus

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