Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Daily Fit Tip: Keep the flu at bay

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The flu season varies, but in most states the peak hits between December and March. Health experts say that up to 20% of Americans will be affected by the flu in a given year, but you can take a few simple steps to prevent coming down with the nasty bug, to lessen it's symptoms, and to avoid spreading it to others:
  • Get a flu shot, preferably by November of every year.
  • Wash your hands regularly and avoid those with flu symptoms.
  • If flu symptoms start, drink lots of water and get to bed. Rest and hydration will make it easier to fight off the bug.
  • Stay home. You're contagious one day before symptoms start (not much you can do about that), and up to 5 days after you fall ill.

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