There is no doubt about it – flu season is in full swing. I am not even talking about the swine flu, just the regular flu. My sister has the flu. My friends across the world have the flu. It seems that everyone I know is sick these days!
With this kind of environment, is it advisable that you continue with your travel plans? Think about it. Even if you do not travel, you still might catch the flue – swine flu or otherwise. With that in mind, you might as well go ahead with your plans and enjoy yourself! What you just need to do is to take certain steps to lessen your chances of getting bitten by the bug. I posted something similar to this last month, but it never hurts to have more tips, right?
One, do away with the face mask. It might look protective, and yes it does filter the air, but it gives you a false sense of security – especially the disposable paper types. Instead of placing your “trust” in that face mask, make it a habit to wash your hands as often as you can. Never mind that you might feel as if you had a disorder – this habit is your best bet against the flu.
Two, take your hygiene habits to the next level. I already mentioned washing your hands, but why not take sanitizer or alcohol with you – an ample supply, I might add. Wipe tables and other similar objects you come into contact with before touching them. Again, never mind the crazy thoughts. You’ll be safer for it anyway.
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