Winter is Coming!! Healthy Tip #6 Boost your Immune System: Good Hygiene
I hope you are finding ways to add the other tips to your immune boosting lifestyle: exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, making sleep and stress management a priority and taking essential vitamins. In this article, we talk about the sixth tip to improve your chances of staying healthy and boosting your immune system:
Wash your hands well. You probably wash your hands after using the bathroom, before preparing or eating food, and after gardening or other dirty tasks. You should also wash up after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, feeding or stroking your pet, or visiting or caring for a sick person.
Wet your hands thoroughly. Lather up with soap or cleanser, and rub it into the palms and backs of your hands and your wrists. Be sure to clean your fingertips, under your nails and between your fingers. Rinse under running water. Dry your hands and wrists thoroughly.
What about our phones, keyboards and remote controls? These items can harbor some of the worst germs! Take a moment to clean these items well using a damp sanitizing wipe.
Also, don't forget about your toothbrush. We get into a routine of reaching for the same brush. Every few weeks that brush should be replaced, especially after you've been ill, so you don't reinfect yourself.
If you do get sick, cover that cough!! Your mother was right to remind you to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, then dispose of it. If no tissue is handy, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than into your hands.
Also, stay home if you don’t feel well enough to go out in public. I’m sure everyone will thank you for containing your germs at home! :)
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