With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, many of us have been freaked out and trying our very best to keep clean and avoid the virus. Truth be told, Coronavirus outbreak or not, we should always be worried about our safety and practice healthy habits, because we always run the risk of getting sick. With that being said, here are some quick tips on how to avoid getting sick during any season.
1. Don't touch your face.
The most common places for germs to get into your body are your nose and your eyes, so it is best to avoid touching your face at all.
2 . Get enough sleep.
The body doesn't fight as hard when you're tired, so it's recommended that you get 8–10 hours a night to keep the system in tip-top germ fighter shape.
3. Get your flu shot every year!
By the end of October, you should have your flu shot, which is around the time flu season begins to pop up.
4. Eat enough fruits and vegetables.
Eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits can help strengthen the immune system. Which means it can provide the body with an even greater chance to fight off the flu.
5. Work out.
Working out strengthens immune function, which can help your body ward off any cold or flu germs.
6. Distance yourself from sick people.
If you have to interact with sick people, be careful not to touch your face and keep up with hand washing.
7. Keep hand sanitizer on hand.
Often you're just not near a sink with running water and soap, so keep sanitizing gel or alcohol-based hand wipes on you at all times for those situations.
8. Think of ways to keep others healthy, too.
Try sneezing in the crook of your elbow, not in your hands when you have to cough or sneeze. Since your hands are a common source of germs, doing so will prevent their spread. Wear a mask in public, too. It is more sensible for affected persons to wear masks, rather than those who aren’t sick.
9. Wash your hands! And do it often.
Each time you shake someone's hand, wash yours. According to the World Health Organization, properly washing your hands means washing as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. This means you should be washing your hands for 20 seconds or so.
To make things more fun, here are 10 alternative songs with 20-second choruses that you can sing while washing your hands!
Prince, “Raspberry Beret”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide”
Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten”
Belinda Carlisle, “Heaven on Earth”
Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”
Here at Keystone- Deibler Straub & Troutman, we care about your health! That’s why it is important for us to provide you with the information you need in order to stay healthy not just now, but always.
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