A big thank you to Lysol for sponsoring this post about advice for staying healthy. I know it’s not easy, with three kids at home, and two in school, my house is FULL OF GERMS! Kids touch (and retouch) over 300 surfaces in under 30 minutes. That’s just nuts! But it’s no wonder then that they have about 6-10 colds a year and are 2-3x more likely than adults to get sick with the flu.
Lysol has some tips on staying healthy. First of all, get cleaning. You don’t have to break out the hazmat suits, but help prevent the spread of cold and flu by regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. You have to do this daily because flu virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes and Lysol® Disinfectant Spray kill 99.9% of cold & flu viruses on hard surfaces.
Think your kitchen is cleaner than your bathroom? Think again. The kitchen sink contains 100,000x more germs than a bathroom. Handing your phone to a sick todder? STOP! The average telephone harbours up to 25,127 microbes per square inch. Eww. Speaking of phones, this is also a good reason to not let someone else in your office sit at your desk to use your phone.
I asked my friends and family on my Facebook page their advice for staying healthy.
Some of them are “one of THOSE” people. You know, the ones that never get sick. Some of them had solutions like making sure you washed your hands regularly but for the most part, they chalked it up to genetics. So not helpful for the rest of us.
Some friends swore by making sure everyone in your family got the flu shot. I’m not advocating for or against that, that research is all up to you.
Others said they ate fruits and vegetables daily.
Some talked about washing your hands often, and some used antibacterial soap.
Having individual towels for family members and wiping down communal surfaces was one of the biggest ones though in containing germs.
One friend trains for marathons. Even though she didn’t say, I’m sure there are things that she does as part of her training that keeps her healthy.
Do your part to stay healthy.
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