The new school season has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about trying to stay away from germs and getting the flu. The last thing you want before the holiday season is to get sick and feel half of your normal self while entertaining guests and going to parties. But alas, ‘tis the season for colds, runny noses, and fevers. So how can you get ahead of the germs? Read some tips from your local Spokane Valley cleaning service.
Get the Flu Shot
Even if you have gone your whole life without getting the flu, it’s still important for the health of those around you and yourself to take this one precaution. Since we all use the same space, it only takes one person with the flu to spread it around. The best time to get the flu shot is that the beginning of the season, typically in November or December. However, it’s never too late to get it. Yes, you might have to put up with a sore arm for a day or two, but it’s well worth it when you don’t have to miss work or your favorite uncle’s holiday party.
Keep a Healthy Diet
It will be hard when there’s turkey, stuffing, pies, and cookies at home, the office, and at people’s houses to eat right, but making healthy choices will help keep your immune system strong. If you can manage to eat a healthy lunch that includes high-quality protein, fish, or beans, you can splurge a bit and have some cookies after dinner. You can snack on carrots and peppers throughout the day too for additional nutrients.
30 minutes of activity a few times a week can stimulate immune cells that cause cold infections. With a healthy diet and a brisk walk every other day, you may actually feel better than your normal self throughout the flu season. If it’s too cold to go outside, simple cleaning tasks around the house may be enough to get your heart rate up, like vacuuming and scrubbing the bathtub. Would you rather bundle up and head out for a jog? Have a cleaning service do the vacuuming for you.
Wash Your Hands
One of the biggest culprits of the flu is not washing your hands. Whether you’re touching a surface that has germs on it, or if you forget to wash your hands after you sneeze, germs are great at finding their way into our bodies. Washing your hands frequently can keep harmful germs at bay. Watch out for people who are coughing or sneezing around you as well. Germs in the air are just as harmful. If you need to sneeze or cough, use the back of your hand or a tissue to cover your mouth. To thoroughly sanitize the surfaces around your home, schedule a cleaning service to regularly clean your home.
Coming home to a clean kitchen, bathroom, living room, and dining room is like a holiday gift in itself. And knowing that your home is germ-free can you and your family peace of mind. With a regular visit from a cleaning service, you can take a breath and welcome in your guests knowing that they are in a spotless home. Give us a call today for a free walk-through.