Get a Flu Shot
Flu vaccines are necessary for two reasons. First, annual vaccines are needed for optimal protection as a person’s immune defense declines over time. Second, flu vaccines may be updated from one season to the next due to the constant change in flu viruses. 17 million workdays are lost to flu-related illness. For the best workplace protection, everyone in your office is encouraged to get vaccinated annually.
Avoid Hot Spots
Many bacteria and viruses can last on surfaces for up to 7 days. Items such as the fridge, door handles, printers, coffee pots, etc. are often heavily used by all employees. This makes it easier to spread germs from coworker to coworker. If possible, avoid contact with these hot spots for your best chance at staying healthy. If that’s not possible, make an effort to grab these items with a tissue, avoid touching your face after contact, and washing your hands as soon as possible.
Sleep & Eat Well
When your basic wellness needs are met, your body functions at its best. Moderate exercise activity will improve your overall fitness, which can help boost your immune system and defend your body against infections. Eating a well-balanced diet will help give your body the fuel it needs to fight off germs. It is also important to get enough sleep each night. Research shows that consistently getting seven to eight hours of sleep will boost your immune system, manage weight loss, and help retain memory.
Take Your Vitamins
Vitamin C is well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. It is known to shorten the life of colds, protect the body against infection, protect your cells from damage, and more. Try taking a Vitamin C immune support tablet such as Emergen-C or Airborne to boost your daily immune system. Vitamin D also helps our immune system stay balanced during cold and flu season. It is known to increase immune cell function, lining your lungs to fight off viruses. Consider spending time in the sunlight or taking a supplement to increase your levels of Vitamin-D.