I have had a few friends starting to fall victim to the evil cold and flu season already…and when I was in an office building the other day and I just HAD to take a picture of what one office uses to open the door. Just wave your hand in front of a sensor…GENIUS! Do you know how long germs can live on a door handle?!? Yuck!
Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Besides good hand washing with soap, for at least 20 seconds, there are many other ways to avoid being taken down by the bug.
I found these in Health Magazine and thought I would pass a few of them along. A few of these I haven’t thought of:
- Eat yogurt for breakfast – the live probiotic cultures have been shown to help stave off a cold.
- Get some fresh air in that stuffy room you are stuck in with sick people.
- Exercise! A 2009 study found that people who exercised 45 minutes or more at a time, about four times a week, took 25% to 50% less time off from work during flu season compared with couch potatoes.
- Eat mushrooms…they have immune-boosting powers.
- Quit touching your lips and face – easier for germs to get into your system.
- Get some sleep.
- Load up on liquids – but it doesn’t say if they could be filled with vodka….
I subscribe to just wearing a Haz-Mat suit for 4 months out of the year….
If you want to check the rest of these out, check out the link here!