Methods you beg to catch a chilly


You expose yourself to germs

Of course, germs are invisible to the naked eye, however, they are endemic on people, surfaces and even transmitted through our own hands. Think about your commute to work this morning. Did you touch a stair rail, a doorknob and your smartphone?

These surfaces are practically teeming with germs. So before having lunch, wash your hands thoroughly. Or if you come into contact with a colleague or a sick child, wash your hands before making dinner.

You go to work sick

Maybe your employer is one of those nasty dictators who expect you to drag your patient to work to finish any routine report that can, in reality, wait until you feel better. If so, you might feel like this point is out of your control.

It is unfortunate that we live in a world where coming to work ill is seen as a sign of loyalty. In reality, and according to the Environmental and occupational health archives, if a single employee becomes ill at work, germs cover more than 50% of all common areas in an office (including co-workers’ hands) within 4 hours.

You do not wash properly

Do you recite the alphabet when you wash your hands, from A to Z? Most adults do a quick splash in the sink after a trip to the public bathroom, which greatly increases the risk of catching a cold.

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control say adequate washing includes washing hands with soap and running water for 20 seconds or more. However, in the absence of public toilets, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel will reduce the risk of illness by 60%.


Emily lockhart

Emily Lockhart is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a punishment or a temporary fix to achieving a desired fitness or body image goal. Anna helps her clients take responsibility for their own health and wellness through her classes and articles on ActiveBeat.

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