Preventative Health Tips
With flu and cold season coming up and coronavirus still spreading in the U.S., it’s important to take steps to keep yourself healthy. Keeping yourself well is certainly better than trying to get well again once you’re sick. In this blog, we’ll go over tips and suggestions to do daily to help ward off sickness.
Wash your hands. You cannot wash your hands too much. Also, don’t be in a hurry. Give handwashing the time it deserves to be thorough. The CDC recommends washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds each time. They also say that hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol-based is acceptable if soap and water is not readily available.
Don’t sneeze into your hands. If you must sneeze, make sure you’re sneezing on the inside of your elbow and not on your hands. Even better, sneeze into a tissue and throw it away! Whenever you sneeze, it also couldn’t hurt to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, too.
|Washing your hands is the best defense against sickness.|
Try not to touch your face. When you touch your face, you transferring whatever is on your hands to your face. For example, let’s say someone sneezed into his hands and touches a doorknob before you. When you touch said doorknob, you would be picking up contaminants. Then, when touching your face, you would be transferring those contaminants.
If you’re sick, stay at home. As much as you might be worried about the tasks you have to accomplish at work, you don’t want to get coworkers and customers sick. It’s best not to spread contamination further. So, we highly recommend staying home until you are well.
For more tips on preventative health and wellness, we encourage you to contact the Get Well Center in Mansfield, Ohio, at 419-524-2676. You can also contact us online at https://www.allgetwell.com/schedule-an-alternative-medicine-appointment/. Our main goal is to fight disease, reduce pain, restore health, and improve function in all our patients.