SIX EASY STEPS TO PREVENT FLU
Step one: man up and get stuck. Step two: outsmart insidious viruses with our guide
Be the last man standing while everyone is struck down by the bug that’s going around.
1/ Get the Flu Shot
Tired of hearing this? We’re tired of saying it. You’ll protect not only yourself but also your vulnerable grandmother and nieces.
2/ Get the Flu Shot
See what we did there? Vaccination is your best defense, and it comes with a bonus: it may lower your risk of heart trouble (atrial fibrillation), dementia and stroke.
3/ Kill Keyboard Bugs
The Valley of Eww between your computer keys is where germs like to hang out during flu season. Go at it with a disinfecting wipe (which will also kill viruses).
4/ Go off the Rails
Handrails, we mean. Just think of the hundreds of hands that were there, each raising your odds of contamination. Use your elbow instead if you need support.
5/ Carry Your Own Pen
In fact, let’s make a blanket rule for the entire year: no using other people’s things. Do you know who’s fondled that bank pen? We don’t either, and it ain’t talking.
6/ Also, Listen to Mum
You should stay home and keep your germs to yourself. And chicken soup really can ease inflammation and combat flu. No word yet on her apple pie.