iStock_000015547443XSmallFlu season is approaching. It usually begins in the fall, peaks around January or February, and subsides in early spring. Though not everyone that catches the flu has the same effect from it, you can still take precautionary measures to try to keep it at bay.
We’ve compiled some tips to help you practice good daily hygiene to stop the germs from spreading. As always, however, make sure you check with your physician as to the steps he/she suggests you take.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth since your hands are likely the biggest carrier of germs. Although it can be hard, try to keep little “thumb suckers” from putting dirty fingers in their mouths.
  • Try not to share drinks or food from the same utensil.
  • If you know of someone who is sick, try keep your distance.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze. If you use a tissue to cover, make sure to throw it away afterwards. If you don’t have a tissue nearby, use the bend of your arm to cover, which will keep your hands germ free.
  • If you are sick with a fever, wait at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (without meds) before heading out. Fevers generally mean you’re contagious.
  • Drink plenty of water, eat healthy, exercise, and get plenty of sleep…these will all aid your body in staying healthy.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, especially after being in public germ filled places. It’s also helpful to carry a small bottle of sanitizer with you for those times you can’t wash your hands.

Not taking care to practice good hygiene could result in 1 out of 5 contracting the flu. Don’t let it be you. In fact, some physicians recommend that those most susceptible to the flu get the Flu Vaccine. If you have any questions about what you should do, talk to your doctor. They will know what’s best for you.
Portable Restroom Trailers is aware of the many health risks associated with germs. That’s why we take extra measures to provide restroom trailers with the utmost sanitary conditions. Good hygiene is very important to us; so every trailer provides soap, warm running water, and paper towels for hand drying. The restroom trailers are made of easy to clean materials, and are climate controlled so there’s no chance for bacteria and germs to grow.
Whether it’s flu season or not, practicing good hygiene and healthy habits are always best…here’s to your health!