This year, the flu hit particularly hard with 47 states reporting widespread influenza activity. Unfortunately, flu season is not yet over, and may continue into late May.
Target's Medical Director, Kevin Ronneberg, was with “Extra” to give us the 411 on flu prevention. Watch!
Here are more tips:
--Get vaccinated. Prevention is the key to staying healthy during cold and flu season.
--Avoid sharing food, drinks, utensils or ChapStick during cold and flu season. Germs can easily carry from one person to the other. Even if you feel well, flu symptoms can take one to three days to appear following exposure, so you may be spreading illness and not even know it!
--After playtime, kids should immediately wash their hands. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
--Teach kids to cough or sneeze into the crook of their arms or cover their mouths, then wash their hands. This will help to prevent the spread of viruses to people nearby.
--Get up and go! During moderate exercise, immune cells circulate more quickly through the body and increase their ability to kill bacteria and viruses.
Target is a one-stop destination for healthy lifestyles. Guests can talk to a pharmacist or get a flu shot, shop for workout apparel and equipment, and stock up on vitamins and fresh food.
For more information, go to Target.com!