Fall and winter are exciting seasons. The cooler weather doesn't dampen the enthusiasm. However, as the temperature gradually drops, your immunity weakens and you will be at risk of contracting the flu. Flu activity usually increases from October and peaks in December through February. Don't forget that friends, family, and coworkers aren't the only people attending parties; viruses and various bacteria can also be involved.
For your gardening activities and various social events to go smoothly, there are a few tips you need to know and follow this flu season. We hope these tips will keep you healthy this fall and winter, no one wants to miss out on these exciting events.
Eat food from your garden for flu season
If you have a backyard or balcony, plant some antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits. These plants help boost the immune system. We also recommend that you plant herbs that have medicinal properties. If you are unfortunate enough to contract the flu, these herbs can ease your symptoms.
Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables
Tomatoes are rich in many antioxidants, including ascorbic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids, and phenolic compounds. Tomatoes are also the richest source of lycopene. Lycopene may help fight chronic degenerative diseases. Tomatoes are often combined with olive or coconut oil. You can grow tomatoes in raised garden beds, in pots, in greenhouses, or directly in the ground.
Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, and kale. These vegetables are rich in various carotenoids, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. Consumption of these vegetables can prevent cancer.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants. Regular consumption of strawberries can make your body healthier. Berries like strawberries and blueberries positively affect inflammation and brain function. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and one of the lowest-calorie fruits.
Having an herb garden
Most herbs are easy to grow. These herbs can help you avoid the flu and other viruses. Chamomile, peppermint, sage, calendula, rosemary, aloe vera, and thyme are all great choices.
Sage can be used to treat the flu, soothe sore throats, and reduce intestinal cramps. Chamomile is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is good for the digestive system. Thyme has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and respiratory properties. Peppermint can be used to treat flu, fever, and headaches. Rosemary can help reduce fever in the early stages of colds and shivers.
You can set up a backyard greenhouse in your backyard to grow the herbs you need.
Host a keep-it-distant party
It's fun to spend party time with your family and friends, however, during high flu season, a party may allow the virus to take advantage of the situation.
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If you want to hold a party in your backyard, you should keep the number of participants under strict control. We know that the more people you have, the better the party atmosphere will be, but this can be risky. For the sake of your health and the health of the participants, it is recommended that you control the number of people at your party.
If you need to have a party with 10 to 15 participants, you can set up a quictent 10'x20' party tent in your backyard. Typically, a quictent 10'x20' party tent can accommodate up to 30 people. This way, neither you nor the participants will feel crowded. You will have enough space to enjoy the party.
If you have 20 to 30 people coming to the party, it is recommended that you choose a 20' x 15' party tent. Usually, a 20' x 15' party tent can accommodate up to 40 people.
Regular exercise can help prevent or manage many health problems, including the flu, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, and arthritis. Exercise strengthens your immune system. People who exercise regularly rarely get sick. Exercise helps flush germs out of your lungs and airways and helps white blood cells circulate more quickly.
Your immune system plays an important role in fighting the flu. To stay healthy during flu season, it is recommended that you get 120 minutes of aerobic exercise per week, such as bicycling, brisk walking, aerobics, and yoga.
If you think you are very fit, you can also try more strenuous aerobic exercises such as mountain climbing and cycling in hilly areas.
You may be concerned about catching the flu while exercising outdoors. Setting up a fitness area in your home is a smart choice for flu season. You can set up this fitness area indoors or in an enclosed carport or garage.
If you have a cold, but your symptoms are not too severe, you should be able to keep exercising. However, please do not do strenuous exercise or your symptoms will worsen. If your cold is accompanied by fever, chest tightness, or flu-like symptoms, it is recommended to stop exercising.
Pay attention to hygiene and frequent cleaning
During the flu season, simple hygiene measures can help you prevent illness. Things you can do include keeping your distance from others, washing your hands often, and not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands. When washing your hands, you should use hand sanitizer or soap. Wash your hands for at least 20 to 30 seconds at a time.
Viruses can lurk in many corners of your home. You need to clean often and frequently to ensure that your home is clean. Things you can do include:
Clean surfaces with a sanitizing product that contains alcohol.
Clean linens, towels, and clothes regularly.
Regularly clean and disinfect the house and surroundings.
Handle food and food packaging carefully
There are a few details you can pay attention to during flu season to avoid infection. You have a lot to focus on when it comes to gardening, socializing, and indoor and outdoor cleaning. We hope you stay healthy this fall and winter.