Get Healthwise with Danny: What to do to Avoid the Flu

DannyKnowsGraphic2Danny Gonzalez, RN for St. Mary Medical Center and Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Portage Township YMCA is here to answer all of your health-related questions. It's hard to know where to start when taking steps to better your health these days. Asking the questions are easy, but find the answers...that's another story. Lucky for us, Danny makes it easy with his clear and concise (and humorous) answers to our tough health questions. Get ready to get some knowledge dropped on you!

This week's question: How can I keep my immune system strong during the cold and flu system?

St-Mary-LogoDanny G.: Staying healthy is the same no matter what time of year it is. Here are some tips to help you avoid getting sick:

  2. Exercise regularly as a healthy body promotes a healthy immune system.
  3. Sleep at least eight hours per day.
  4. Eat plenty of healthy foods.

Do you have a question for Danny? Send your questions to with the subject title: Attention Danny G. You can also contact Danny at the Portage Township YMCA by calling 219-762-9622.

*Disclaimer: The information in this article is for informational purposes only and not intended as medical advice.