You may believe that winter is the season where most people come down with a bug. It is not like once the winter breeze leaves, so do the germs. We have the ability to get sick any time of the year as long as germs are in the right place at the wrong time for you.
So what can you do this spring to provide a safeguard for your health as well as those around you?
Getting Enough Sleep - Your days may be longer, but it is still incredibly important to get enough sleep each night. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. If you continue to not get enough rest; then you are at an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Stay on top of Wellness Appointments - Stay in contact with your primary care physician and other doctors in your network. Create plans for annual screenings if needed and discuss any concerns that you are having with your health.
Go out for a Walk - According to a study in the International Journal of Immunopathology Pharmacology walking through a forest helped lower blood pressure, stress levels and provided a boost to the immune system. Walking also helps to burn calories and revitalizes your system leaving you less fatigued.
Focus on Hand Hygiene - Whether you are at the office or at home, continue to focus on hand hygiene. Washing your hands with soap and water, utilizing a hand sanitizer (in the absence of soap and water), or antimicrobial hand wipes to kill 99.9% of germs.
If you continue to follow these 4 tips throughout the course of spring, you will no doubt lessen your chances of getting sick.