Healthy choices can prevent colds during flu season

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With the cold snap, everyone can now feel the season changed. Now it’s time for a prolonged flu season.

It’s also time to avoid getting colds by taking some minor precautions, including taking showers at night or blow-drying your hair in the morning.

Good health habits can also prevent illnesses.

Preventing the flu many places offer free influenza vaccines.

Walgreens and CVS also give the shot at a low price.

Wearing appropriate amount of clothing and sweaters can also help.

Washing hands is important too.

The college lifestyle means we are surrounded by thousands of students compared to hundreds in previous educational institutions, that increases chances of getting sick.

Researchers found out an average desk carries more 400 times more bacteria than average toilet seat, according to the study of University of Arizona germ guru Dr. Charles Gerba.

A keyboard also carries about 200 times more germs then a toilet seat.

Do you know how many germs a toilet seat carries? About 50 germs per-square inch, according to the study.

There are also homeopathic methods for preventing colds.

Garlic helps boost the immune system and fight viruses. It has been used for medical purposes through history.

According to Garlic Central website, garlic has been used as a natural antibiotic since the earlier twentieth century.

Eating foods that contain Phytochemicals – “Phyto” means plants – and the natural chemicals in plants give the vitamins in food a supercharged boost, according to WebMD.