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Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs!

Flu season is in full swing and while the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated, good health habits can help stop the spreads of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses. Take a look at this list and learn what can help keep your family healthy:

1. Avoid close contact.
Stay away from people who are sick and when you are sick, keep your distance from others…which leads to our second tip:

2. Stay home when you are sick.
Make every effort to keep the kids home from school and stay home from work when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
If you don’t have a tissue handy, cough or sneeze into the corner of your arm. Demonstrate this technique to your children so they know how to cough and sneeze without spreading germs.

4. Wash your hands.
Keeping your hands clean will help protect you from germs. If you can’t get to a sink with soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Be sure your children know proper handwashing techniques.

5. Clean your living environments regularly.
Be sure to regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, school and work. This could include countertops, bathrooms, tables and desks. This is especially important when someone is sick.

6. Take care of yourself and your family!
Make sure you and your family are getting plenty of sleep and eating healthy meals. Keep your family hydrated by drinking water.

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