Rheumatoid arthritis and cold and flu season don’t mix well.

Here are 11 tips to help avoid getting sick:

  1. Don’t miss out on sleep.
  2. Manage stress levels and find time to relax.
  3. Stop smoking cigarettes.
  4. No excessive drinking.
  5. Wash hands and don’t touch your face.
  6. Drink plenty of fluids.
  7. Eat a healthy balanced diet.
  8. Take proper supplements for your body.
  9. Exercise, walk, stay active.
  10. Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick and if around those who are, wear a mask.
  11. Get the flu shot if appropriate and approved by your doctor.