It’s flu and cold season. Pass it on.
Misery does not love company. The common cold, influenza, and viruses all spell one thing: germs. It’s a pain being sick, but it’s even worse to make other people sick. Infections are easily spread, so don’t pass it on. Stay home, catch up on a good book, and get well.
With the flu season in full swing, now is the time to be proactive about staying healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated annually. Prevention is still the best medicine, along with consideration.
- Wash Your Hands After You Go To The Bathroom, Before Eating Or Cooking, And After Coming In Contact With Others Who May Be Sick. Make it a habit to wash your hands right after coming home from being out in public.
- Sanitize Your Home. Clean and disinfect all the surfaces you touch such as computer keyboards, light switches, and television clickers.
- Stay Home When You’re Sick. Office buildings (and airplanes) use recycled air, making it easy to pass germs on just by breathing. Sneezing and coughing in public fills the air around you with germs.
- Keep Your Kids At Home When They’re Sick.
- Avoid Touching Your Eyes Or Mouth. This will prevent you from infecting yourself with other people’s germs.
- Cover Your Mouth With A Tissue Or The Inside Of Your Upper Arm, not your bare hand when you cough in public.
- If You Must Go Out When Ill, wear a surgical mask to keep from infecting others.
- Wear Gloves In Public Spaces. Think the subway or a bus.
- Don’t Smoke. It’s bad for your lungs and makes you more susceptible to respiratory diseases.