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Staying Healthy 101

Influenza

 

As we all know and/or if you have experienced the flu you can attest to this: 

THE FLU IS REAL AND IS NO FUN!

To help avoid and prevent the flu, here are a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control we can all follow:

 

  

1. AVOID CLOSE CONTACT. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When feeling ill, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.

 

2.STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. 

 

3. COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE. Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. 

 

4.CLEAN HANDS FREQUENTLY. Washing hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

 

5. AVOID TOUCHING THE EYES, NOSE OR MOUTH. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

 

6. PRACTICE OTHER GOOD HEALTH HABITS. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

 

HEALTHY Kids become better LEARNERS!

Nurse Lacy