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Top 5 Ways to Prevent the Flu or a Cold this Season | Howdini

November 16, 2019

Hi, my name is Ann for Howdini. I’m here to share the
five biggest mistakes you can make during flu season. Mistake number one– not
washing your hands enough. The Centers for Disease Control
say that keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent
the spread of infection and illness. You should pay special
attention to any time that you’ve been out in public,
touching doorknobs, after you use the bathroom, any time
before or after you eat, and before or after you
touch a computer keyboard. And wash the right way. Scrub your hands with
soap for about 20 seconds. Then using warm water, rinse thoroughly. Proper hand-washing is
the most important thing you can do this flu season
to avoid getting the flu. Mistake number two– touching
your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs thrive in warm, moist places. So do all that you can not to touch
them when your hands are dirty. So remember– no touching. Mistake number three–
not getting enough rest. We should all be getting an
average of eight hours of sleep. When you get less, it can make
you more susceptible to disease. Mistake number four– going to
work or school when you feel sick. A lot of people are stubborn
about missing work or school. But these settings put us close to
people for extended periods of time. Plus you’ll stay sick longer
if you don’t get enough rest. Mistake number five– coughing
or sneezing into your hands. Best place to cough or sneeze is
into your elbow and your sleeve. When you cough or sneeze, germs exit
and can spread up to 6 to 10 feet. Then make sure you wash them right
away with a great, high-quality soap. OK, that’s our five. We can’t guarantee that
avoiding these mistakes will keep you from getting sick. But they will help. And always remember– make
sure you wash your hands.


  • Reply Su De October 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    First!!! And this is really helpful! Thanks! ❤️??

  • Reply SingMeProMaster 2 4 9 October 18, 2014 at 1:41 am

    How do you stay away from Ebola?

  • Reply Turkish Muslimah November 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Also exercise is important too

  • Reply Karla Medina November 25, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Thank you for this video now I might not get sick.????

  • Reply Elaine Evans January 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Spam spam spam .
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  • Reply Vitaliki Z March 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    im tired of this- wash your hands stuff. what about disinfecting surfaces, like toilet trigger, sink, soap bottles, door knobs, counters etc. You can wash hands and right after touch contaminated soab bottle or door knob.

  • Reply Cutie Pie February 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    I like the glitter demonstration!

  • Reply Nirajan Pradhan September 17, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Video is so adorable. Cold is so stubborn i hate that

  • Reply self love December 4, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Yeah my doctor was like THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT THE FLU IS TO WASH YOUR HANDS! * goes home and washes hands *

  • Reply David Crandall January 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Uh how doesn't coughing or sneezing into my hands prevent me from getting the flu? That would only prevent other people from getting the flu.

  • Reply David Crandall January 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    But don't use antibacterial soap. It is unhealthy for many reasons. Google it.

  • Reply You Need Jesus January 30, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Forgot to mention eating Fruits/Vegetables
    And doing 30 minute exercise. 5 days a week

  • Reply Nikhil Kulkarni October 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Thank u so much…
    I m studying out of town.
    I real needed your advice..

  • Reply Christine'sTruthScoops November 25, 2018 at 4:57 am

    You said CDC??? done with this conversation….they are our enemy

  • Reply joshua W December 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    i cant even guess how long it took to get all that glitter off 1:09

  • Reply elena theof December 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I'm like so sick right now

  • Reply its angle February 12, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Do the reverse of this

  • Reply Ant Man February 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Well I can’t help mistake number 4 I’m given no choice!!!!

  • Reply Hyper「X」 Wolf February 22, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    1:08 dab

  • Reply Aesthetics s May 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    If u WANT TO get a flu then here’s a way: just don’t sleep at night+ just keep on doing something with your nose and eyes okay that’s all 🙂

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