Monday, February 16, 2009

Stay Well Part Two

Here's the continuation on my post Stay Well. Let's start on number six.

6. Stay Active. According to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, active people suffer fewer colds than their sedentary peers. Experts says that exercise helps send antibodies and white blood cells through the body faster, which could fight infections in an earlier stage.

7. Secure a Flu Shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the vaccine for everyone. If you have an egg allergy make sure to talk to your allergist before getting the shot because the shot contains small amounts of egg protein. For babies younger that six months cannot be vaccinated, so other members of the household should get the shot to avoid catching and spreading the virus.

8. Make Your Place Allergy-free. Use a vacuum machine that has a HEPA filter to avoid sending back the potential allergens into the room through the exhaust.

9. Wash Your Hands. Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. With clean hands you are at less risk of catching an infection.

10. Clean Up Clutter. If you have books or magazine make sure to dust regularly. Clear all magazines in your bedroom because they are magnets for dust and mold. Use internet instead for reference tool for past magazine articles.


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