It’s that time of year again when a lot of residents may be cooped up in their Atlanta apartments with a cold or the flu. Since being sick isn’t fun for anyone, it’s a good idea to remember that there are some proactive things you can do to keep yourself and your family from catching something. Here are some pointers to help you stay healthy this cold and flu season:
Apartment Tips for Cold and Flu Season
- Keep Your Hands Clean: Most colds are passed from person to person by touch. A sick person used the grocery shopping cart before you, and then you used the cart and scratched your nose. Suddenly, you have their cold. Wash your hands frequently and keep a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby as well. If you live with family members or, especially, kids, wipe down doorknobs, the refrigerator handle and other surfaces with disinfectant more frequently to prevent the spread of germs.
- Same Goes for the Flu: The same rule about keeping surfaces and your hands sanitary applies to the flu.
- Consider a Flu Shot: Not everyone is a fan of flu shots, but this is another option to help you prevent catching some of the most common flu variants in a given year.
- Adjust Your Diet: It’s a great idea to add more vitamin C to your diet during cold and flu season. You can either eat more fresh fruits or consider adding a vitamin C supplement to your daily routine. This helps your immune system fight off potential sickness. Garlic is another thing you can add to foods during flu season to help give the immune system a boost.
- If You Do Get Sick: Take advantage of a sick day or two from your workplace if you do come down with a cold or the flu. The rest will help you recover faster, and staying home also helps you avoid spreading the cold or flu around to others. Chicken soup really is a great recovery food, especially when spiced up with some garlic or peppers to clear your sinuses.
Here’s hoping that you and your family don’t get sick this flu season! And if you have friends or acquaintances who are in the market for Atlanta apartments right now, be sure to have them call the leasing office here at (855) 425-8432.