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Beat the Bugs! — 5 Tips to Staying Healthy

Does it seem like everyone around you is sick? Are you surrounded with coughing, sneezing, and running noses? Tickling throats and body aches?

This year’s flu activity has been rampant across the country and it’s important to take preventative measures to keep yourself as healthy as possible to “beat the bugs”.

Did you know that while we commonly use the phrase “I’ve got a bit of a bug” to refer to being sick, the flu and common cold are actually viral infections. Viral infections are not the same as bacterial infections, which makes antibiotics ineffective against viruses. Viral infections in your body occur similarly to how your computer gets a virus. Simply put, a virus is a little piece of “code” that gets into our bodies and then copies itself.

Viral infections, especially those like the “common cold” often just have torun their course. Which makes your best defense against a virus is a healthy and robust immune system. Over the next few posts, I will go in depth about the 5 tips that you can apply to your life to help you keep your immune system working strong!

Here is a sneak peak:

The 5 Upcoming Tips

  1. Cut the crap.

  2. Get to bed!

  3. Dial down stress.

  4. Support your immune system.

  5. Boost your immune system!

Stay tuned to learn what simple steps you can take to “beat the bugs!”

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