Tips: How to help prevent cold and flu

Top tips to prevent cold and flu symptoms

Below are some useful measures you can take to help stop viruses from spreading.

1. Wash your hands frequently and properly, especially before handling food, as cold and flu viruses can spread through hand contact.

2. Avoid sharing glasses when drinking.

3. Ensure that surfaces are cleaned frequently, such as door handles, kitchen surfaces and telephones to prevent the viruses spreading.

4. Open windows when possible to circulate air.

5. Ensure you eat a balanced diet, including fruit and vegetables; this can help keep you healthy.

6. Have ample rest; being too active during cold or flu will make your body less able to fight viruses.

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Top tips to prevent cold and flu symptoms