With summer finally over, we can’t wait for the cooler, crisper temperatures and all that accompanies the next season. One thing we could do without, however, are the illnesses that seem to crop up with weather changes. To avoid getting sick, here are a few tricks to keep your immunity at its best:
If used correctly, hand sanitizer can eliminate most germs. When purchasing products, you want to look for a sanitizer that has at least 60 percent alcohol listed in its ingredients. To cleanse hands, use enough so that hands are still slightly damp after rubbing together for 10 to 15 minutes. Proper hand washing is also essential in diminishing the proliferation of germs. To clean your hands, you should lather with soap and scrub long enough to sing happy birthday at least twice.
No Borrowing Pens
Cold and flu germs are easily passed via hand-to-hand or hand-to-object contact. One way to limit your exposure is by using your own pens. Stock up on extra in your purse or tuck one into your shirt collar. If you pop by the bank or grocery store, try and remember to use your own pen instead of the one provided for you.
Clean Your Phone and Keyboard
Devices are rife with germs. Stay on top of your workstation cleanliness by wiping the surfaces with a pack of anti-bacterial wipes on the daily. This includes your smartphone as well!
By booking regular massages through the season, you can lend a helping hand to your immune system. Massage is an excellent method of increasing your body’s production of serotonin and dopamine in addition to reducing stress.
Plenty of Water
When the weather dips, many of us forget to drink enough water. To maintain immunity, staying well hydrated is a best practice. Set an alarm on your phone or set a quota (3 water bottles at day at a minimum) to ensure that your body has enough water to function at its peak.