Take a vitamin C
supplement daily. Vitamin C is one of the biggest boosters of
the immune system and can be bought at drugstores. Take this
supplement once a day during the flu season to give the body the
best chance to ward off the flu.
Eat at least three
servings of fruits and vegetables every day to prevent the flu.
This is important because fruits and vegetables contain beta
carotene and antioxidants that boost the immune system to help
the body fight off the flu virus.
Drink plenty of
fluids. Water flushes your system, washing out the poisons as it
rehydrates you. A typical, healthy adult needs eight 8-ounce
glasses of fluids each day.
Some studies have
shown that eating a daily cup of low-fat yogurt can reduce your
susceptibility to colds by 25 percent. Researchers think the
beneficial bacteria in yogurt may stimulate production of immune
system substances that fight disease.
Do aerobic exercise daily. Aerobic
exercise speeds up the heart to pump larger quantities of blood,
makes you breathe faster to help transfer oxygen from your lungs
to your blood, and makes you sweat once your body heats up.
These exercises help increase the body's natural virus-killing
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The combined seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine is available at the
Logan County Department of Public Health for anyone 6 months of age
and older through walk-in clinics hours Monday through Friday 7:30
a.m. until 4 p.m. and on the HOPE Mobile during its regularly
For more information on the seasonal influenza vaccine, call the
Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317.
For more information, visit
www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org.
Sponsored by the Logan County Department of Public Health and the
Pandemic Influenza Community Coalition.
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department
of Public Health]
Announcement sponsored by
the Logan County Department of Public Health and the Pandemic
Influenza Community Coalition.