From hand sanitizer to practicing great overall health and wellness, check out some easy stay-well secrets developed by the experts.
- Get Vaccinated.
- Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to kill cold and flu germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often easily spread when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
- Keep your surroundings clean.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home and at work, especially when someone is ill.
- Beef up your protein intake.
Research shows that diets that are too low in protein can deplete the immune system. Make sure to get protein-rich foods throughout the day.
- Clean out your nose
Try doing a daily nasal rinse with a bulb syringe to flush out viruses and help clear secretions. You can buy a saline nose rinse at the pharmacy, or make your own.
- Release bad energy.
The practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a form of Japanese light-touch energy therapy, can help unlock blocked energy to help the body fight infection.
- Embrace essential oils.
Try using detoxifying essential oils such as lemon, thieves, and peppermint to help boost your immunity.