Health and Fitness

Tips To Survive The Flu Season: Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure

Influenza or flu is a seasonal virus that commonly occurs in tropical countries such as the Philippines. Influenza cases rise during the wet season but also thrived during the dry season when humidity and temperature are unusually high. In the Philippines, flu is felt all year round by Filipinos regardless of gender or age.

People frequenting public areas such as transportation hubs, markets, entertainment centers, and amusement parks to include schools and offices are at risk of acquiring the virus. The virus is transmitted or spread in several ways such as; direct contact with infected individuals and direct contact with contaminated objects. Flu can also be transmitted when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, spewing nasal and throat secretions into the air.

The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) recently warned the general public with the possibility of another “influenza pandemic” in the country. WHO studies reveal the shortages of influenza vaccines which may post serious concerns both to the Philippine government and to the public.

Health experts therefore reiterated the need to broaden the information campaign on the importance of prevention of the spread of this virus, citing further that everyone is at risk of acquiring the virus anytime and anywhere.

People with low immune system ran more risks in acquiring the virus. Low immune system is associated with lack of vitamins, which is further aggravated by stress brought about by someone’s work environment as well as the tropical weather. Hence, taking the following tips will immensely reduce the risk of acquiring the influenza virus:

  1. Avoid crowds during flu season
  2. Disinfect contaminated surfaces
  3. Wash hands with soap and water regularly
  4. Exercise
  5. Eat healthy and avoid intake of junk foods
  6. Taking Flu shots
  7. Intake vitamin and mineral supplements

In summary, it is important for you to have a strong immune system in order for you to combat the virus. Along with following the tips as mentioned above, an immune system boosted by intake of Vitamin C can reduce your risk from acquiring the flu. BEWELL-C Sodium Ascorbate can provide the necessary vitamins and minerals to protect you from Influenza.  BEWELL-C Sodium Ascorbate is non-acidic and safe to ingest in large quantities without upsetting your stomach. It is available in all Mercury Drug nationwide. For more healthy tips, follow Facebook page: @bewellcsodiumascorbate



  1. pchi peach
    February 2, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Sobra talga stress pag nagkakasakit mga anak ko kya everyday di q kinakalimutn painumin tlaga sila vitamins, lalo nat ung isa e baby pa. Pati kmi mag aswa nainum din pra di din tamaan ng sakit.

  2. Gina Ramos
    February 2, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Naku uso to ngayon lalo tag lamig mga anak ko nga ngayon may mga sipon e ..

  3. Love Compoc
    February 4, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for this reminder, di talaga ako nagpapatake ng vitamins sa kids ko at binabawi ko lang sa healthy food pero lately na malalaki na sila ( except kay youngest ), i give them daily dose of Vitamin C. For us naman , we take too Vit C , tried Bewell C narin pero sometimes pag di available, we opted for generic brands . I do worry a lot kasi ang hirap magkasakit so if kami magkasakit, hawa hawa na sa house ,kawawa ang kids. Meron ding sanitizer si eldest dala dala just in case sa school wala ako doon to remind him to wash his hands.

  4. Maria Catherine Matugas
    February 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Uso po talaga ngayon ung sakit .. Thanks for sharing this ms lhyzie .. More fluids din dpat ang vagetable and fruits ..

  5. Queenie Mance
    February 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Graabe di din kami nakaligtas dyan sa flu season ngayon ok na po Kami, hirap din talaga pagmaysakit magastos hehe kawawa lalo na ang kids dapat talaga doblehin ang vitamins at eat healthy foods para makaiwas sa sakit ?

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