Life is full of dangers. The best way to protect yourself is to have a plan and be prepared for anything. Take steps now to avoid illness later. While you can’t avoid coming into contact with dangerous viruses, bacteria, and microbes, you can build up your own natural defenses to better resist the germs that are lurking everywhere. Here are some basic steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting sick and increase the ease of healing if you do fall prey to some sickness.
The simplest step you can take to avoid contagion is to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Doctors recommend that everyone wash their hands after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing. Common sense tells you that you should also wash your hands after coming into contact with anyone who is sick or might be sick. Wash your hands in any temperature water, but wash them very well, including the areas about the nails and between your fingers. Some experts recommend rinsing for a full 15 seconds, to be sure that they are completely clean. Of course, you can substitute a chemical hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to a bathroom. Choose alcohol based hand sanitizers instead of those with antibacterial chemicals. The latter has been suspected of causing antibiotic resistant bacteria, such as MRSA.
You can also increase your likelihood of staying healthy by eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. All of these basic behaviors add up to a healthy lifestyle. When your body is healthy overall, it is better able to fight off the germs it encounters every day. You can increase your white blood cells’ immunological power by keeping your body in good shape. Eat a range of nutritious foods, preferably plant based. Fruits and vegetables have vitamins and antioxidants that keep you fighting off germs.
Finally, look into learning more about health and safety. Biosafety training, such as the Control of Biohazards Course, can help you feel prepared for an emergency. Look into first aid training, such as CPR, as well. Talk to your doctor about any other concerns you might have, and take his or her advice.
Take control of your health and well being today. Wash your hands regularly, and do a thorough job. Eat natural,nut and educate yourself on safety and emergency procedures. Someday, you’ll be glad you did.