While we’re still in flu season, there are many ways that Allied health professionals can be sure to stay protected and healthy. The flu can be challenging to deal with, especially while on a travel assignment. Symptoms of the flu include:
- Body aches
- Sore Throat
In order to stay healthy and keep your immune system boosted, try these quick tips during flu season.
1. Be sure to get enough rest
Getting enough sleep is imperative to staying healthy during flu season. Not getting enough sleep can weaken your immune system, and it can be easy to overwork yourself while on assignment. Be sure to set a sleep schedule and stick to it. If you’re having a hard time getting to bed, try a relaxing activity to unwind like taking a hot bath or reading a good book.
2. Take some vitamin C
Vitamin C is offers great defense for your immune system and help fight off the flu. At the first signs of feeling under the weather, try and drink some Emergen-C or other vitamin C tablet or powder to help your body fight off the virus.
3. Get vaccinated
If you’re working in a healthcare facility, chances are you’ll be required to get a flu shot. If it is not mandatory for you, you should definitely consider getting one while you’re working around other patients as away to ensure all parties stay healthy. Many places administer the flu shot for free.
4. Wash your hands often
Another great way to help protect yourself from the flu is to wash your hands often, especially as an Allied health professional working in a healthcare facility where you are exposed to many different kinds of germs. To properly wash your hands, follow these instructions.
5. Eat a healthy diet
While your body is fighting off an infection, one of the best ways to keep your immune system boosted is to eat healthy foods. These foods include lots of fresh vegetables and fruits that are full of vitamins. Steer clear of sugar and process foods, which can wreck havoc on your body and lengthen your recovery period.
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