Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Flu Bug is at it again!

It's flu season so I thought I'd post a few tips for staying healthy over the Holidays. Remember, this is the time of year when everyone is out and about (sick or not) out of necessity....it seems during the holidays there is just so much to do, so, in the interest of wellness here are a few tips to keeping the flu bug at bay:

  • Wash, wash, wash your hands!!! You can't do it often enough, especially if you're out shopping. You're touching surfaces that others have touched and unwittingly exposing yourself.
  • Carry hand sanitizer in your purse or pocket and use it if there isn't a place to wash your hands.
  • Use your own pen to sign a credit card receipt or check, don't accept the "community pen" that most clerks keep handy at the checkout stand.
  • Take advantage of the disinfectant wipes that many grocery stores are putting out and take a minute to wipe down the handle of the grocery cart or basket before you shop. This minimizes the risk of picking up the germs left by someone who might have been sick.
  • At a restaurant, avoid setting your silverware down directly on the surface of the table. Place them on a napkin instead. Often the people bussing tables fail to wash them properly in their hurry to ready the table for new guests.

These are just a few that I came up with. Feel free to add your own tips if you know of something helpful that I might have missed!

Have a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season!!!

1 comment:

Jack Jaynes said...

Hey Jen this is Jack, you know your brother! lol, I just wanted to tell you that you write very well. And you give good advice! :D