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Updated by Kyle Hunt on Mar 17, 2013
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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu Epidemic

Utah is undergoing the worst flu season in 10 years. The current virus being spread is a different strain than ones given in this years flu shot. As a result, no one is safe from the epidemic. Medical facilities everywhere are packed with suffering patients, waiting for hours to be helped.There is nowhere we can run. Work, college, restaurants, buses, the gym…These are just some of the public locationsinfested from contagious flu victims touching their surfaces. Unfortunately we can’t avoid these places.We

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Use Hand Sanitizer

Use Hand Sanitizer
  1. Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer. You can avoid touching a lot of surfaces, but there are many that are unavoidable. Whenever you are forced to shake hands or touch a door handle pull out your hand sanitizer before you do anything else.
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Get Plenty of Vitamin C

Get Plenty of Vitamin C
  1. Eat or drink vitamin C. A glass of orange juice every morning may be your secret weapon. If you are not an orange juice lover take supplements like Emergen-C. It is loaded with vitamin C and other cold fighting agents. If you really want to be cautious, do both.
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Don't Touch Your Face

Don't Touch Your Face

Touching your face gives any virus instant access. Before washing your face, or even itching it, sanitize your hands. You never know what virus your hands have come in contact with.

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Drink Plenty of Water

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is always important, especially during flu season. Drinking water boosts your immune system. It naturally flushes out toxins and other unwanted particles from you body.

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Exercise 4-6 Times a Week

Exercise 4-6 Times a Week

Exercising also boosts your immune system. Though, it is important to be cautious when exercising. Wipe down all equipment before and after use. You never know what germs the previous exerciser was carrying.

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