You probably don't realize how much you touch your face, (but now you will). And during this particularly NASTY flu season, you really SHOULD try to pay attention.
--Apparently, a good way to keep yourself from getting the flu is to stop touching your face so much.
--The average person touches their face three times an hour. And since you're not washing your hands three times an hour, you may be infecting yourself with the germs on your hands without even realizing it.
Here are some other steps to keep in mind to avoid the flu.
- Avoid close contact:
When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too
- Stay home when you are sick:
You will help prevent others from catching your illness
- Cover your mouth and nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Wash your hands
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Use of an alcohol-based hand rub is also an effective way to protect against germs
- Practice other good health habits
Get plenty of sleep, by physically active, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food