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How to Get Through New Orleans’ Cold and Flu Season

The New Orleans cold is terrible and unbearable. However, cold and flu are not peculiar to New Orleans. The season of cold is fast approaching, and I think this is the perfect time to start preparing yourself for what’s coming.

Being in the cold is one thing, managing your health and your family’s health through it is another, which is why I’m going to show you how you can comfortably get through it without falling ill. Follow me through this article, and you might be saving yourself and your family from hospital bills and the pains that come with the flu.

What to do

1. Get all your lab tests done

Never underestimate the power of checkups. Most of the terrible illnesses that take people’s lives these days are a result of late awareness. Even if you’ve recently had your blood and urine tested, be sure to do it again before or during the cold season. The more aware you are of your health status, the easier it is to get yourself prepared for what’s coming.

So, book an appointment with your doctor today, and ask for advice on the best ways to medically get your body prepared.

2. Receive flu shots

Talk to your doctor about the best way to prevent yourself from getting the flu. You can save yourself from the cold with your wood stove and electric heat, but protecting your system from the flu requires something a little bit more than just heat.

Your doctor would prescribe flu vaccines that can help your body fight against the viruses in the atmosphere. You should know that antibiotics don’t kill viruses. The best way to prevent them is to get a flu shot.

3. Stay at home

If you find yourself a bit under the weather, call the office and tell them you won’t be able to make it to work. Let them know the situation because the further you stress your body, the more prone to fever you would be.

4. Practice good nutrition

Good health is a product of good food, adequate rest, and good exercise. If you want to get past the cold season without catching the flu, ensure that you eat foods that are rich in vitamins, proteins, and essential minerals.

5. Practice cleanliness

Whether there’s a cold or not, cleanliness should be an all-year-round activity. Wash your vegetables and fruits before you eat them; wash your hands regularly; be careful what you touch; for more safety, carry an alcohol-based sanitizer along with you wherever you go.

6. Exercise regularly

Exercising regularly will keep your system more active and sharp when you combine it with good nutrition. You don’t necessarily need to have a standard gym. You can get on the road and run a few blocks and back every morning. The most important thing is to be consistent.

There’s still a chance that you could fall ill even after doing all this, so get some OTC antibiotics whenever you feel tired, feverish, and pains; you could have developed a bacterial infection. Using Amazing Grass Green Superfood could also prove helpful.