Top 10 Fresher's Flu Tips

Here are Radar's top 10 tips that will help you beat fresher’s flu, and any other colds you may pick up during the semester.

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Well done, you have made it through fresher’s week you are now a full-time student. However, fresher’s week comes with the very likely possibility that you are now bunged-up with fresher’s flu. If you are reading this right now you are most likely lying in bed, covered in tissues and coughing your lungs up, but don’t worry we have got your back.

Here are Radar's top 10 tips that will help you beat fresher’s flu, and any other colds you may pick up during the semester:

 

1.Eat Healthy

This seems pretty obvious but let’s be honest we are students. Throughout fresher’s week students have been queuing outside McDonalds at 3am. Now is the time to make sure your body is stocked up on fruit and veg because you are going to need a vitamin C overload to get through this.

 

2.Stay Hydrated

With all that sweating you are doing taking on fluids is a must. Make sure there is always a bottle of water within reach. Not only are you replacing the fluids you are sweating out but it is also helping you flush out those fresher’s flu toxins.

 

3.Painkiller Up

Make sure you have a healthy stock of a paracetamol and ibuprofen at hand. This won’t cure you but it makes the symptoms much more bearable.

 

4.Berocca Time

If you feel like a healthy diet will be difficult to keep up, Berocca is an easy go-to when in need of an extra vitamin boost. If Berocca is too expensive most shops have their own brand.

 

5.Sleep

Make sure you are going to bed early and getting enough sleep. Sleep allows you to relax and get a break from your dreaded symptoms. Staying in a few nights will also stop you from spreading your flu to any other unsuspecting victims.

 

7.Good Hygiene

Let’s be honest Uni can be an absolute cesspit for germs. Loads of people gathering in crowds can mean that germs can be transferred easily. Have a handy bottle of anti-bacterial hand gel to constantly keep your hands clean at all times. If you keep clean the healing process will speed up.

 

8.Netflix Binge

Having a Netflix binge will keep you less stressed. Being completely stress-free will help you get better quicker. You can have a Louis Theroux marathon, immerse yourself in 'Stranger Things' or have a laugh fest with 'It’s Always Sunny'. Netflix heals everything.

 

9.Hot Drinks 

Not only can hot drinks be comforting they can also loosen all the mucus in your throat relieving you of a sore throat.

 

10.Power Through

If you have tried everything possible to get better and you are still ill the best option is to just grin and bear it. Just let your immune system do its thing.

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