In the winter season when everyone stays inside, colds and flus often run rampant. An occasional day off is nice, but no one really wants the stuffy nose, painful cough and fever thrown in.
We want to provide some ideas on how to survive the cold and flu season and save those sick days for when you really want to use them.
Get a flu shot
Each year we seem to confront a new and even more insidious variation of flu. The flu vaccine is modified every season to protect us from the certain strain experts believe will be the most widespread. The flu shot has been pretty successful. A day after the shot, sometimes people experience minor flu symptoms, but it will protect you from the full-blown variety.
Wash your hands…often
Keep gross germs at bay by washing your hands. Experts instruct that you should use soap and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Scrub hard like a surgeon would prior to surgery. Don’t forget between your fingers, backs of your hands and under fingernails too. Wash those hands multiple times a day.
This one might not seem as obvious. Regular exercise keeps your body operating in optimal form. You can keep your immune system strong and your mind focused. Exercise helps you recover from the cold or the flu more quickly as well!
Keep your home clean
Treacherous germs can hide in your home on all sorts of surfaces like countertops, desks, doorknobs, and especially your floors. Think about the things you use daily. Try to clean them daily. Clean your floors weekly. Carpets can hold a lot of airborne germs that get kicked up all the time. It’s a good idea to get a deep, long-lasting cleaning before the season begins and afterwards too.
Did we mention washing your hands?
It’s worth mentioning again. This is your first, last and best method of keeping away from germs especially if you work in a large office or use public transportation. You can’t control everyone else’s behavior but you can control yours.
Acme Chem-Dry works hard to provide products and services that keep your home healthy and happy. We are environmentally conscious and want to help you keep a clean home while keeping an eye on our planet.
We hope these tips will help you steer clear of those unwanted sick days!