7 Lazy Ways To Try To Dodge The Flu This Year, But Not Too Hard
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7 Lazy Ways To Try To Dodge The Flu This Year, But Not Too Hard

Because some of us aren't great at flu prevention.

7 Lazy Ways To Try To Dodge The Flu This Year, But Not Too Hard

If you’re anything like me, you may not always proactively prevent the spread of cold and flu. Sometimes the advice surrounding flu prevention feels more stressful than anything, and as a busy college student I know I don’t always spend as much time on self-care as I should. If you also struggle with flu prevention and general self-care then here are some easy ways to keep the flu at bay this year.

1. Exercise your mind and body

Moderate exercise helps your body fight off sickness. Whether you go to the gym, do some yoga, or take your pup for a walk, any physical activity you can engage in is good for you. Keeping your mind healthy with just 5 minutes of meditation a day also boosts immune health.

2. BYO Supplies

Carrying your own pens and pencils is a small price to pay to stay healthy. Germs don’t only spread through coughing and direct physical contact but the germs on hands can be spread on little things like pens that we often share.

3. Sleep more

One of the easiest ways to boost your immune system is to get as much sleep as possible. If you have issues getting to sleep at a decent time, sleep vitamins can be really great for helping you catch up on some extra ZZZs.

4. Eat a bit healthier

Eating healthy isn’t easy on a budget or with a busy schedule but switching out your late night snack of ice cream to fresh fruit can do more than you’d think.

5. Soak in the sun

Spending some time outside in the sun helps you get vitamin D which is good to fend off any possible sickness. If you’re not a fan of the sun, some Vitamin D tablets or a multivitamin would be a good idea.

6. Take a day off

Stress is like a neon sign to contract an illness. It’s important to give yourself a day off from work or school to relax and unwind.

7. Slather on the essential oils

Essential oils are proven to be effective in preventing the cold and flu. There are many different ways to use them to reap their benefits.

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