Ahh, flu season. It’s almost over, but cross your fingers if you haven’t experienced “the next morning” yet. You go to bed feeling great and you wake up feeling like you took a charge from LeBron. Then you spend the next week chuggin’ Nyquil like it’s going out of style. Sometimes that is enough, but often, the remedy isn’t that easy (or cheap). After a visit to the doctor and a sack of medicine from the pharmacy, your wallet really can take a hit. If you’re not prepared for cold and flu season, here a few things you can do to keep your body and your finances in good shape…
Always wash your hands: When you’re in public, go ahead and assume that everyone you see is sick and they’ve all touched everything. Wash your hands thoroughly when you have the opportunity, and have some hand-sanitizer handy when you’re on the go. Also, check out the 24-hour germ barrier known as Nano Pure.
Give your immune system a boost: Your body fights hard to keep you healthy, but sometimes you need to give it a little extra help. It’s a great idea to up your intake of Vitamin C and Zinc, and make sure your diet includes substantial amounts of protein as well. Supplements like Emergen-C and Airborne are also great products to have on hand this time of year.
Get a shot: Nobody likes getting shots, but having the flu is awful. Flu shots are often free with your health insurance or through your work, but if these aren’t options, you can get one at your local pharmacy for anywhere from $20 to $40, which is a small price to pay to not feel like a bag of garbage.