The flu is still running rampant throughout much of America. As such, you'll find plenty of advice circulating the Internet on how to steer clear of the nasty virus. But today let's focus on something a bit different: What not to do.
The following tips were pulled from the Huffington Post:
1. Don't sneeze into your hands
My whole life I was told that covering a sneeze with your hands is the proper thing to do. But apparently that approach is outdated, as it promotes the spread of germs. The Huffington Post reports that the "new-and-improved version of cough and sneeze etiquette" calls for using into a tissue. And if you don't have any, just sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
2. Don't chug orange juice
Everybody knows that OJ is filled with vitamin C. But downing gallons of the yummy yellow stuff won't necessarily help you get over the flu any faster. According to the Huffington Post, the juice's extra calories and sugar "can actually inhibit the immune system." Yikes!
3. Don't panic
While there's a lot of hype surrounding this year's flu "epidemic", it's important to not freak out. "Rather than panicking, people should focus on what they can do," Pritish Tosh, M.D. told the Huffington Post. Getting your flu shot, staying well-rested and drinking good-for-you fluids (like water and tea) should be enough to keep you healthy.
Any other advice on what not to do this flu season?