Dear all, it is the season for the sniffles again. it always boggles my mind how the hygiene practices that we take for granted are not really known and practiced by everyone. For instance, sneezing or coughing into ones hands and then going around touching doors, shaking hands and touching other surfaces is a quick way of sharing ones germs with others. Please don’t do that! A reminder class below on how not to share your germs with others:
Okay…so no one loves to have the sniffles; carrying tissues around and sneezing/blowing our noses into tissues and just feeling miserable! We hate even more when we are in the uncomfortable position of ‘rejecting’ a handshake because we want to avoid getting infected by someone who has the flu.
Here are top tips for escaping the cold and flu as it makes its rounds:
• Wash Your Hands: Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap for at least 20 seconds…time taken to sing happy birthday twice. Use safeguard soap and this will not only remove millions of bacteria but stop their re-growth for at least 12 hours. Dry your hands thoroughly.
Get a flu shot: This may not be perfect and certainly does not protect everyone, but you do have more of a chance of beating the flu with it than without it
• Live healthy: A balanced diet, regular sleep and exercise work wonders for your immune system and helps you resist the flu.
• Cover your cough: Don’t sneeze into your hands…you’re more than likely to see someone you know and shake them soon enough…spreading your germs. Rather sneeze or cough into the crook of your arms. This limits significantly the spread of germs.
• Give that immune system of yours some extra boost by:Taking a break from stress. Stress messes with your ability to stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season. Try taking a mini meditation break during the day – just close your eyes and focus on breathing in and out for a few minutes.
Trying to stick with a bedtime. Consistently getting eight hours of sleep a night gives your body the chance to repair cells and build up your immune system.
Please spread this news and let’s stop the spread of these nasty viruses 😀