Live a Stress-Free Life
Living a stressful life can lead to many complications down the road, including catching the flu. Even if you are not too worried about catching the flu, keeping your stress levels down can be beneficial in many other areas of your life. Stress is directly linked to a number of diseases and works to weaken your immune system. Don’t let the stress take over your body by relaxing, exercising, and not focusing on things that are out of your control.
If you are a smoker, it would be pretty wise to stop if you are worried about catching the flu or other types of illnesses. Smoking weakens your immune system, and also makes it hard to exercise, meaning that catching the flu is very possible for chronic smokers. When it comes to frequency of smoking, it does not matter much. Even light smoking can lead to many complications, both immediately and later on down the road. Give yourself an easier time this winter, and leave the cigarettes in the store.