Stay healthy this winter!

Photo by Wikipedia.com.

It's the new year! So it's time for everyone to get sick, right? It doesn't have to be. While it seems that winter provides a perfect opportunity for germs to spread, there are some ways you can be proactive in taking care of yourself. Don't want to end up with the flu? Here are five easy tips on how to stay healthy this winter.

Wash your hands. We know, it's obvious. But you just can't say it enough. Your hands touch everything from door knobs to phones to keys. It's not so surprising that germs are everywhere. So, wash your hands often. And wash them at least as long as it takes you to sing "Happy Birthday!"

No touching! Like we said, germs spread fast and the easiest way for you to germs into your system is through your face. So keep your hands away from your nose, eyes and mouth.

Clean. Use disinfectant when you need to. Wipe down the surfaces you and others touch regularly. If you get sick, be sure to change your sheets and throw your toothbrush out. Start back with a clean and fresh environment and hopefully you won't be getting sick again.

Stay home. Of course, you can't just become a hermit to stay well, but it can help to be a little anti-social. The crowds out there can spread germs, so if you don't have to be out, it might pay to stay home!

Take care of yourself. Get sleep. Eat smart. Try to relax. These things will allow you to be your healthiest and can help keep your immune system in fighting shape!

related topics: tips, health, cold, germs

Share This

Leave a comment

You may also like:

Household Uses For Honey

Honey is sweet and delicious, but did you know it has uses beyond sweetening? Keep reading for honey's household uses.

 
Toxic Food Choices

If you made a New Year's resolution to eat better, here are some ideas on foods to avoid.

 
2014: A Healthier You

As we head into the last evening of 2013, we are reminded of the things we want to do differently next year. Here are five tips on being a healthier you in 2014.

 
Winter Weather Safety

We have a Winter Storm Watch here in Kentucky and we thought it would be a good time to refresh on some winter safety tips.

 
Soothe Your Feet

It's Friday and it has been a long week. You are likely in the middle of harvest which means you are working your tail off. Take a little time for yourself and relax.

 
Go Green (in the bathroom!)

Going green is not a new concept. In fact, there are tons of ways to save water or energy or just in general to try to be kinder to the earth. Here are four easy ways to go green in the bathroom without spending a lot of money!

 
Know Your Plastics!

With the idea of going green growing increasing popular, we like to find ways to help make conscious choices for the environment. And while recycling soda cans and reusing water bottles can do a lot of good, there are other ways to be friendly to our planet!

 
DIY Laundry Detergent

Making your own laundry detergent is easier than you would think. With a few ingredients and a little patience, you can make your own detergent that is not only a great way to wash your dirty clothes, but also is more natural!

 
10 Ways to Relax

Tomorrow is National Relaxation Day! We wanted to share some tips on making this holiday count!

 
Summer Favorite: Watermelon

There are so many things to love about summer but one of our favorite things is fresh fruit in season!