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Try not to get sick this season

wishuponastar

They taught us to sneeze into the crook of our arm (bend at the elbow) instead of into our hands. The reason being people sneeze into their hand and then their hand goes on doorknobs, banisters, counters ... and the germs get spread.

In addition to minding how and where you sneeze, you can also do more hand washing (use the paper towel to pull the door open and avoid those germs) and try not to share food or eating utensils with people who are sick.

Some other ways to stay healthy this season:

Boost your immune system with foods or supplements.
Get plenty of rest.
Maintain your regular exercise routine.

Shared by wishuponastar on 11/17/08
aliciak

Good advice, but yes, it's kind of inevitable that we'll all get sick at least once. I think it's a good thing to remember that it's part of life, to not beat yourself up about it...reach out to your loved ones for help getting through the sniffly season and take sick days!

  • By aliciak
  • on 11/18/08 12:18 PM EST
carolineshannon

Wishuponastar: Thanks for the advice. It is hard to avoid getting sick, but these are definitely some great tips.

I have been pumping the liquids to make sure that I flush everything out -- water, water, WATER!! I am also keen on vitamin C and pay special attention to taking it when I am around someone who is sick.

Oh, how I loathe cold and flu season.