7 Ways To Avoid Illness This Winter

catching the flu by 40-60% and will also reduce the severity of the illness if you do get sick. Everyone six months and older should get the influenza vaccine (flu) with rare exceptions. According to the CDC, you should do so by the end of October to be protected for the season.

3. Stay Active

It’s tempting to let our exercise routine fall by the wayside during the winter months however staying active will control your weight, improve your mood and even boost your immune system keeping you illness free. Moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour each day is all you need. Try to get outside to enjoy the sunshine during the day if you can.