6 Ways to Avoid the Flu

Tip #2: Wash your hands as often as you can stand, and then some. Scrub for 20 seconds or more to remove viruses from your skin. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Tip #2: Wash your hands as often as you can stand, and then some. Scrub for 20 seconds or more to remove viruses from your skin. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

2013 is becoming a big year for the flu, in Minnesota and around the country. Fortunately, there are several ways you can decrease your chances of getting sick (via WebMD):

  1. Get a flu shot. It’s the most effective thing you can do to prevent the flu. Not a fan of needles? There are flu-mist vaccines available, too.
  2. Wash your hands like it’s your job. Run your hands under hot water and wash with soap as often as you can stand. Remember, it takes 20 seconds to completely rid your skin of viruses, so each hand washing should be at least that long. Don’t forget to scrub everywhere, including in between your fingers, the baks of your hands, and your wrists.Continue Reading …
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