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Does That Cold or Flu Have You Sick Again?

Winter (and spring) have always been known as “cold and flu” season. In spite of the many precautions we take (e.g., getting a flu shot, taking vitamins, etc.) some people always manage to get sick.
Illnesses can take such a toll on us that we can became afraid to go anywhere and do anything. We don’t eat at busy restaurants – or restaurants where there were lots of children. We don’t eat or shop at any place with food unless you can see that those handling the food wore plastic gloves. We may even give up airline travel because prior trips always resulted in illness. While you can control your personal life, there was no way to avoid the fact that you are going to come in contact with sick people.
Here are a few tips for staying healthy both in the office and at home.
AT THE OFFICE
Clean your work area. Armed with a can of disinfectant, thoroughly clean your work area, wearing a mask (that you can get at any drug store). Make this a habit and clean everything including your desktop, keyboard, mouse, monitor, paper trays, etc.
Get carpets vacuumed. Leave a note for the janitorial staff, asking them to vacuum the carpet in your work area daily. If you’re not able to make this request, find out what day the carpets are vacuumed. Then, on that day, spray a light coat of disinfectant on the carpet when you leave.
Change your chair. Switch from a cloth to a vinyl chair. If a vinyl/leather chair isn’t an option due to cost constrains at the office, do one of the following: (a) get permission to purchase your own chair; or (b) use upholstery cleaner that you can spray on and wipe off to clean the material. Then, on a weekly basis, spray the chair with a disinfecting spray.
Hand washing. Each time you use the restroom, wash your hands both before and after your visit. Never touch the paper towel holder. Instead, as you enter the restroom, take some paper towels. Then, each time you wash your hands, your clean hands are only touching paper towels. When you return to your desk, use some hand sanitizing gel.
Meetings/Gatherings. Never sit near anyone that appears to have a cold – even if the person claims it is just allergies. After each meeting, wash your hands.
Use your own pen. Make sure to have your own pen handy. Make it something highly decorative. If you are offered a pen by others, explain this is your “lucky” pen so as to not offend anyone when a pen is offered.
Beverages. Opt for environmentally friendly drinking cups (if possible) that you can dispose of after being used. If your company only offers Styrofoam cups, bring in your own supply of paper cups to keep at your desk.
One tissue, one time. It’s very common to use a tissue and inadvertently leave it on your desk at times when you are very busy. Make a conscious effort to toss the tissue away immediately.
Move the air. Since germs breed in stagnant air, put a small fan in your work area (if you have no windows to open) to keep the air moving. Occasionally, give a quick spray of disinfectant in front of the fan to disperse it into the air.
Germ spreaders. If you sit close to someone who is always sick and never covers their nose/mouth when sneezing, you need to take precautions. When this person leaves in the evening, spray an unscented disinfectant in their work area. Then avoid this person at all costs.
BODY AND HOME
When it comes to airborne germs, your approach needs to be focused on your own body. After all, you do have to live in the world and be exposed to germs.
Sleep. First and most important is to make sure you get sufficient sleep every night during your typical sick months. Make sure the room is conducive for rest and the temperature isn’t too hot or too cold.
Diet. Modify your diet by eating real food versus filling yourself full of supplements.
Vitamin C. Increase your intake of citrus fruits. Go to a specialty market to get the freshest fruits you could find. Sure, you’ll pay a bit more, but it’s worth the price if you can avoid getting sick. Oranges and Grapefruit are generally cheaper during the winter months.
Fruits and Vegetables. Add 100% fruit and vegetable juices to every meal and for snacks.
Protein. Two of the most important minerals you can have for a strong immune system are iron and zinc. Increase your consumption of these minerals through proteins such as lean meats. Plus, include dairy, eggs, and legumes to ensure you are getting sufficient amino acids.
Towels/Sponges. As a child, did your mother have a hand towel in the kitchen? Since hand towels – and sponges – are a germ playground, buy inexpensive paper towels and sponges at the local dollar store.
Smoking. Stay away from anyone or anyplace where smoking is a possibility. Fortunately, most states have laws where smoking is not permitted in public.…

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Easy Tips to Be Healthy

Be healthy is not to make great sacrifices or spend a fortune, the key to be healthy is based on prevention. If we know easy tips for staying healthy and / or preventing diseases, why not follow them?
Recharge your energy: snack twice a day. In addition to helping you remove the temptation, helps to control overweight, also helps keeping your blood glucose levels and helps you build up energy.
Some healthy snacks include low-fat milk, light yogurt, nutrition bars, low-fat mozzarella cheese and fresh strawberries.
An apple a day: experts say that according to studies, in apples are flavonoids, which prevent the growth of mammary tumors. Also apple has powerful antioxidants that help and benefit to the skin.
Kiss, kiss and still kissing: a Russian study points out that kissing has positive effects in reducing cholesterol, helps circulation and prevents cavities.
Fruit juices and vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients that help to highlight the natural beauty like beautiful hair, a soft and hydrated skin and a slender figure.
Also you can use alternative medicine to promote a healthier lifestyle; use garlic. Some of the garlic health benefits are: treat high-blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and reduces the risk of heart attacks.
Drink green tea: if is twice a day can help oxidize your fat and also to make it easier for your body to burn fat. Green tea is a great natural diet supplement for people who are suffering from overweight with high cholesterol levels.
All these tips will be helpful keeping you healthy. However visit your doctor regularly and follow his recommendations is the best way to prevent or the best cure for diseases and to be healthy.…

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Healthy Tips For Men

There are several aspects to men’s health that can be managed in a better manner in order to restore the goodness of their bodies. One of the basic requirements of the bodies of men is balanced food and a vigorous exercising plan. The quality of the food that the individuals consume in the recent era are dependent on various factors which include the condition of the soil where the crops were grown, the further processing regimes and even the cooking methods adopted by the people to prepare their meals.
In most of the cases, the food that we consume is overcooked and thus, has a lower level of the nutrients and the vital minerals, which ought to be supplemented by the pills. One thing that should be kept in mind by the men in the recent era, is not to depend on the anti-biotic too much. This includes letting the seasonal flu complete its tenure to subside and not overdosing their bodies with the anti-biotic unnecessarily. These medicines have been known to increase depression and stress levels in the body. Rather, the intake of the soups and the liquid should be increased during the flu to keep the body well hydrated and allow the body to absorb the vital minerals and nutrients as well.
Healthy body means that all the parts of the body are performing in an optimum manner. However, one aspect of health pertaining to the skin is often overlooked by men. It is empirical that men make use of the vitamin E based products for their skins which helps in evening out the skin tone, moisturize and invigorate it. A healthy skin adds a glow, which is taken to be exuded due to health and fitness. One thing to be kept in mind is not to overdo during the exercising sessions as it might lead to ruptured muscles.
Make it a habit never to skip breakfast not only to feed the starving body but also to boost the energy levels in the morning. This will help prevent one from grabbing donuts at work during tea as one will feel much fuller. When craving for food that are high in trans-fat and other harmful constituents, make sure to drink a glass of water and let the craving subside for a few minutes. Researches have shown that the cravings for food last only about five minutes.
Try to avoid the white foods like dairy products including breads and buns and switch to whole grain ones. This not only provides fiber to the body but also, helps in providing the body with the apt levels of protein.…