15 Imperative Ways To Avoid The Flu This Season
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15 Imperative Ways To Avoid The Flu This Season

(Besides getting a flu shot)

15 Imperative Ways To Avoid The Flu This Season

This past week, almost everyone in my dorm was plagued with the flu. One person mentioned they were sick, and next thing I knew, over 60 people from my school were diagnosed with the dreadful virus! I was a little worried, because I've never had the flu and I didn't want to ever get it! I've also never had a flu vaccine, which probably puts me at a greater risk. But, so far, I've managed to stay perfectly healthy. Here are some things that I've done to avoid getting sick while living in close proximity to people who are, all while avoiding a flu shot:

1. Wash your hands

Do it whenever you see a sink!

2. Disinfect the bathroom

Dorm bathrooms become nasty when you have to share them with three other people.

3. Spray Lysol at least twice a week

One girl in the dorm went down all the hallways spraying everything.

4. Don't breathe when walking in the hallways

I do this especially on the first floor, where most of the sick people live.

5. Exercise to boost the immune system

I probably don't exercise as much as I should, but even a short walk is better than nothing!

6. Drink orange juice

Or any fruit juice! Apple juice has helped me in the past when I got sick.

7. Don't shake hands with anyone

I can't tell you how many people I see that cough into their hands!

8. Don't turn door knobs with your hands

Use your elbow, or the force.

9. Use hand sanitizer

I have a habit of using it after each class.

10. Eat healthy

Easier said than done, but it really does help!

11. Drink lots of water

If you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated!

12. Get some fresh air every day

It's better than the dorm air that everyone has coughed into.

13. Don't share your food or drinks

Not that you wanted to anyway...

14. Get a good night's sleep

Don't overwork yourself more than you have to!

15. Avoid sick people at all costs

Using these tips should help you not catch the flu! (Of course, I'm not a doctor. But I have had quite a few years of avoiding the flu!)

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