November 11, 2011

Tiny Ugly Germs

Do you want tgermso keep those tiny ugly germs away this flu season?  Here are some pointers on how you and your family can be germ free. 

1. Get plenty of sleep-Not getting enough sleep breaks down your immune system and opens the door for those tiny ugly germs.

2. Eat right-Your body needs proper nutrition to function. Cut back on processed foods and replace with them with immunity boosting foods such as fruit, vegetables, yogurt, salmon, and green tea.

3. Drink plenty of water- Staying hydrated helps your body stay strong and flushes germs out of your system.

4. Wash your hands-Wash your hands often; remember to use soap and rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.

5. Disinfect regularly-Wipe your computer keyboard, phone, remote, or any other high traffic utensil, down with disinfectant regularly to avoid the millions of tiny ugly germs that lurk there unknowingly.

6. Maintain your distance-Keep some distance between you and a sneezing or coughing friend. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his/her eyes, nose, or mouth. Now is not the time to be sharing ChapStick, drinks or anything else with anyone.

7. Get your exercise-Working out is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen and condition your body, mind, and immune system. 

8. Socialize-Locking yourself away for the winter might decrease your chances of catching a cold or the flu, but socializing is important to keep spirits up and emotions balanced. Both are things that strengthen immunity.

If you do end up catching a flu virus, stay home to prevent spreading the illness to your co-workers. Try to get plenty of sleep and liquids to help build your strength back up. Don't let the tiny ugly germs keep you from enjoying the winter months this year.