ACHOO! Sniff sniff. COUGH. Snuffle. UGH! Cold season is here again. Colds are nasty and no fun to deal with, especially with school and work and other things we have going on in our life. It's just one more thing to be stressed and bothered about. There are a few ways to avoid them however, and some of them are so simple and easy you will be doing them as part of your routine in no time flat! Here are my 7 tips to prevent the common cold.
1. Wash Your Hands
We are all warned and cautioned and reminded to wash our hands, but how many of us do it? It's a no brainer- and it slashes coughs and colds we catch per year by half! That's a lot! So wash up thoroughly with soap and warm water after sing the toilet, before eating or touching your face, after touching money, doorknobs, TV remotes, telephones or other people, and after leaving a public place.
2. Use Hand Sanitizer
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There are times when it's not convenient or practical to wash your hands. You can't be running off to the bathroom every 5 minutes if you work a job where you handle money or touch a lot of people such as a cashier or a daycare teacher would. So carry a small bottle a germ x with you and use it faithfully. It pays off! A good tip is to get the kind with moisturizing beads in it so that your constant use of it doesn't dry your hands.
3. Take Vitamin C Daily
Vitamin C is a great preventer of colds. And if you already have one, it helps to remedy it. So take your vitamins and drink your orange juice daily! You will feel much more energized and your skin will have a lovely glow. You can get chewable flavored vitamin C capsules that are easy to take and have a great flavor to them!