That time of year is quickly drawing near. So whether you have kids returning to school or just the work place to worry about there are plenty of things you can start to do to avoid that cold or flu that is just waiting to ruin your day, possibly your week. So lets break down the top proactive decisions you can make to stay healthy this fall and winter.
- Wash Your Hands
I know what you’re thinking, everyone knows that but it’s so crucial to avoiding illness that it has to be said and it has to be said first. Use soap and do it often through out your day. Especially if you are touching high traffic items like shared keyboards, phones, door knobs, and just about a 50,000 other things. A quick easy supplement (not substitute!) is hand sanitizer like Purell.
- Get Enough Sleep
Another cliché that you’ll have to endure hearing if you want the best possible results when it comes to your health. Sleeping is so easy to only take the bare minimum of because it seems like a low priority so long as you get enough to function. There are serious drawbacks to this line of thought though. You’ll have far more energy from a proper nights rest and your immune system is going to be working much more effectively too.
- Keep Hydrated
This means water not sugar heavy drinks that are loaded with caffeine and almost become an afternoon comfort drink. Start your day with a glass of water and keep hydrating through out the day. It’s simple and effective.
- Don’t Touch Your Face
Easier said than done I know. It’s a very unconscious activity but it will guard you against putting viruses and bacteria right where they need to be to infect you. So start training yourself now to not rub your eyes, place your hands in your mouth or any other bad face touching habit. If it can’t get inside your body, it can’t get you sick.