Preparing For The Cold

We’re well and truly into Autumn now that the nights are drawing in and it’s getting horribly wet outside. This season spells more than bad weather and dark evenings though, it is also the time of year when colds and bugs start to spread.

If you always seem to pick up the office cold or get flu at this time every year, then you will be pleased to know that there is plenty you can do to keep the germs at bay.

First of all, pay attention to the food you eat and make sure you are getting a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables. Oranges, tomatoes, greens, onions and garlic can all boost your immune system and help your body to fight colds and flu.

If you don’t have the time to eat well, then make sure you take a good multivitamin so your body has some chance of defending itself against all those bugs that are going round. Taking regular exercise will also help to keep the colds at bay and make you feel better physically and mentally too.

Whenever you do start to feel like you are coming down with a cold, make sure you get lots of rest, eat well and avoid alcohol to give your body a chance of getting better before the cold takes hold and develops into something worse. Don’t be afraid to take a day off work if you feel unwell because it is much better than making yourself more ill and spreading the germs to all your workmates.

If you want to really protect yourself against the flu this Autumn, then you can have a flu vaccination at Broadgate General Practice, which is conveniently situated near Liverpool Street Station in the heart of the City.

Prices start from as little as £15 and you can either book in advance or turn up at the walk-in clinic, which saves you the time of having to make an appointment.

To find out more about flu vaccinations and how they can stop you developing the dreaded flu and its fever, headaches, chills, coughs, aches and pains, visit today.