During the holiday season, you are prone to many health risks including flu, cold and allergies. You are closer to germs walking along with you in the form of colleagues, friends, family members or commuters.
In order to help you stay away from falling ill, Allison Aiello, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has compiled a list of tips that you can follow easily.
Keep your distance to avoid the chills
During the holiday season, friends and family members spend time together more often. However, remaining in close proximity with someone who is ill can make your holidays a nightmare. As you may know, flu germs and cold are transferred through droplets or aerosols from the nose and the mouth. Make sure to keep the distance from people who are sick, and wash your hands after you get in contact with them.
Wash Your Hands with Soap
In cold weather, everyone is at risk of getting flu or cold. It is best to wash your hands frequently when you go out or meet someone who is sick. Wash your hands with soap at least for 20 seconds and use towel or tissue paper if you a cough or sneeze. Moreover, put on a mask when getting out in the public. Before and after having meals, wash your hands with the soap.[Read more…]