Better Safe Than SneezingBy Victoria Mickens
Nov. 1 2018, Published 8:12 p.m. ET
Spooky Season is over but.. nah just playin’
Are you ever in a tight space with a tons of strangers, maybe the subway, maybe an elevator, and someone let’s out an obnoxious sneeze or cough? I know people can’t help their bodily functions but I always find myself begging the universe not to get sick.
Here’s the bad news, germs are everywhere and it’s cold and flu season. The good news, we have some ways to help you prevent illness. The weird, slightly irrelevant news? The universe probably doesn’t have anything to do with whether that dude on the elevator got you sick.
Carry Hand Sanitizer Everywhere
As a person who is on the bus, the rail road, and the subway everyday, hand sanitizer is a must. Between work and school and home we all touch so many germ covered surfaces and it’s just safer to kill some of those before letting your hands anywhere near your face.
Citrus Juice All Day Everyday (Vitamin C)
I love all kinds of citrus juices and their immune system boosting properties. I stick to oranges and grapefruits. Surprisingly enough, citrus is in season during the winter so you can find very affordable cases of fruit. I also like to add some turmeric powder to my juice for the load of health benefits.
Viruses have no chance against a well rested body. I think this one is pretty self- explanatory.
Maybe Cut Down on the Alcohol or skip it all together
This is an important one especially if you’re starting to feel under the weather. Alcohol tends to weaken your immune systems response to illness. It suppresses your adaptive and innate defense systems in the body, not to mention it can severely dehydrate you.