While a lot of these germs aren't deadly... or won't get you sick... there are SOME THAT WILL... OBVIOUSLY (that's why we get sick - ha ha!). But of course there are preventative measures we COULD ALL TAKE... in order to make sure that we don't (or are less likely) to get sick...
Oh and by the way, I am in college and go to campus/class on a daily basis and am surrounded by sick people (yea, we have tons of Swine Flu cases reported on campus)... and I am constantly touching dirty desks, door handles, etc... and while I really don't want to jinx myself... I have yet to get sick... OH GREAT: bring on the flu!!! ha ha!
So want to know what you can do to ward off the flu... because we all know when we get sick it's TERRIBLE... plus who can afford to miss work (or school) these days!! I know I can't!! So here goes:
No Brainer # 1: Wash Your Hands (Lather up - 20 seconds!)
No Brainer # 2: Cough Into Your Elbow/Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze or Cough
No Brainer # 3: Throw Away Tissues After Use (There's nothing grosser than seeing a used tissue... actually MAYBE there is! ha ha)
No Brainer # 4: Avoid Touching Your Nose, Mouth & Eyes
No Brainer # 5: Don't Hang Out With People Infected With The Flu
Thought Provoker # 1: Eat Darkly Colored Vegetables/Fruits (perhaps a no-brainer to some)
Thought Provoker # 2: Exercise DAILY (45 to 70 minutes of heart pumping exercise)
Thought Provoker # 3: Sleep Tight (7 to 8 hours... stop partying on a nightly basis! ha ha)
Thought Provoker # 4: Stress Less (Take deep breaths! Life moves on! It's not the end of the world!)
Thought Provoker # 5: Up Your Vitamin C Intake (250 mg to 350 mg every 2 to 3 hours... be aware that SOME might experience... loose stools - to say it maturely! ha ha)
Thought Provoker # 6: Up Your Intake of Beta-Carotene to 25000 IUs a Day (It is PUMPKIN season after all!)
Thought Provoker # 7: Start Supplementing with Vitamin D3 if You Haven't Been Already (1000 IUs or MORE per day!!!)
Thought Provoker # 8: STAY HOME WHEN YOU'RE SICK!!! (Yes, we all want to keep working so we can bring home the "bacon" but most likely you'll be less productive - if productive at ALL - if you go to work, plus you'll spread your germs to others!)
Though Provoker # 9: STOP drinking so much... enough said! ha ha!
Thought Provoker # 10: STEER CLEAR of the SUGAR!!! (Read those labels people - sugar has so many names, it's like the Puff Daddy... no P. Diddy... no just Diddy or Daddy or WHAT... of the food world!)
WARNING SIGNS... THAT YOU HAVE THE FLU:
- Migraine Headaches
- Itchy Eyes
- Sneezing & Stuffed Nose
- Aches & Pains
- Dry Cough
- Stomach Ailments (nausea, vomiting, etc)
*So now what??*
GET OUT TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH FOOD/SUPPLEMENT STORE & STOCK UP ON THE ABOVE VITAMINS... THEN HEAD TO THE GYM FOR SOME HEART REVVING ACTIVITY... AFTERWARDS... FUEL UP ON SOME HEARTY ROASTED VEGETABLES... WASH IT DOWN WITH SOME DECAF GREEN TEA (so you can sleep at night)... THEN RELAX WITH A GOOD BOOK... AND GO TO SLEEP!!!