Blow your nose on freshers’ fluBy Sam
Blow your nose on freshers' flu
Moving away to a new city, with new people and experiencing a new way of life is one of the most exciting times of your life.
There are few other times when it will be deemed socially acceptable to walk into a bar and randomly chat to a person you’ve never met before.
But now you’ve settled in and finding your routine, there’s a nasty tag on: Freshers’ flu.
This is when all the drink, fast food and lack of sleep takes its toll and gets you feeling under the weather, flu’d up and suffering from headaches.
The flu usually kicks in at the end of Freshers’, around the first couple of weeks of the new term, a time when students’ immune systems have been lowered after the last couple of weeks.
Five tips to beating freshers’ flu
- Stock up on headache tablets and flu remedies – Taking these regularly should be fine for you to get through the headaches
- Take plenty of vitamin C and water to keep hydrated – Think of all the alcohol you’ve been drinking in the last couple of weeks. Keeping yourself hydrated is essential to beating Freshers’ flu.
- Eat well – Make sure you’re having your five-a-day and try to avoid any fast food. Any more of those 3am takeaways won’t help your recovery.
- Exercising will help build up your immune system that, let’s be honest, you’ve battered in the last couple of weeks.
- Register with a GP close to your university just in case your get taken ill. Trying to find a doctor when you’re really ill could be a pain.