Beating a freshers flu

5 ways to beat fresher’s flu

At university, you get to experience fresher’s week – which is essentially a week-long party… I mean a week full of meeting new people at events. But it also means you’re mixing with a lot of people, one of which is bound to have a cold or flu, so here are a selection of tips to avoid starting uni under the weather…

1. Hydrate

Whilst we don’t advise you drink everything alcoholic in sight, we realise you probably will anyway.. so just make sure you drink as much water too. It’ll help a hangover in the morning by flushing our toxins in your body.


2. Don’t sit on your bum all day

Exercise is, as you know, super important for your health, don’t let this go just cause you wanna have fun in freshers week. Breaking a sweat is good for you. If you don’t want to go to the gym or run, try just going for a long walk as often as possible..the fresh air will also help the hangover. 


3. Wash and shower often

We know this sounds obvious but washing your hands as often as possible can help to not spread flu that someone else might have.

4. Sleep

Don’t deprive yourself of sleep, this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go to bed early, just make sure you catch up on the sleep you miss. No one really wants to be around someone who has only had a few hours sleep. It’ll help your immune system get back to strength too. If it’s all getting a bit too much for you, check out these tips to help you relax… and sleep better.

5. Eat normally

Don’t eat takeaways all week long, learn to cook proper food from day one so that you don’t get into any bad habits. Also, I know it’s probably the last thing on your mind but fruit and veg really do help kick a cold or flu or prevent it from coming in the first place. Need help to get going in the kitchen, click here.