How Not to Get Sick During The Cold Season
We are all waiting for that beautiful time of the year, when we get to decorate our houses, bake cakes and decorate the Christmas tree. However, winter also brings something that we all try to run away from: the cold and the flu.
We are exposed to germs and bacteria on a daily basis, but during the cold season, we are also exposed to low temperatures that can be just as detrimental.
Here are some things that you can do in order to stay as far away as possible from sickness during the cold season:
Wash your hands a lot – You never know what bacteria and germs you might be taking from around the city through the use of your hands. Almost everything in your way might be contaminated, so washing your hands as often as possible is very important.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer – For those moment in which you don’t have access to water and soap, such as on the bus, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Stay away from people who are already sick – Both the cold and the flu are contagious, which means that you could be getting it from a simple sneeze. Don’t shake hands, don’t kiss on the peck and don’t eat or drink after someone who is sick.
Keep the area around you clean – Look around your home and try and see what things you touch most, as they are the most contaminated. Clean all the areas that are often touched to get rid of any possible germs and bacteria.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle – Try and look after yourself: eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to get your vitamins, exercise as much as you can an try to reduce the level of stress. All of these things will contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Also, if you smoke, it would be a good idea to try and quit.
These are just a few things that you can do to protect yourself during the cold season. Drink plenty of tea, take your vitamins from fruits and vegetables, keep your hands and surroundings clean and make sure that you don’t shake hands with people who are already sick!