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The Number One Way To Prevent Getting Sick

We all know the symptoms far too well. First it begins with a sneeze or two; then you acquire scratchy throat; suddenly you’re coughing and wiping the mucus from your sore red nose. Does this sound familiar? Who knows; odds are you’re doing it right now. After all, this is the beginning of the cold season. So, how can we obliterate the common cold? How can we put a halt to spreading this common virus so that it never shows its ugly little head this season?

WASH those hands!
This is the most important ounce of prevention that anyone and everyone should take regarding cold and flu season. Why? Because it’s the best way to prevent getting getting sick. Although some folks may believe that the common cold is contracted when we’re outside freezing, or soaking wet with no coat on; this is not entirely true. Here’s the deal; we all have an immune system. Of course this immune system functionsvbest when we consume a healthy diet and keep our bodies at 98.6. Once you drop the temperature and start shivering like a madman, you’re more susceptible to a common cold or virus. So scrub away the germs with water and soap. Do it as much as needed. Imagine how many things you touch throughout the day, and then touch your face, mouth, eyes, nose, etc. That’s how the common cold is spread. WASH!

If you are unable to wash your hands, the next best thing is to use hand sanitizer. Pick up a bottle of safeHands alcohol free hand sanitizer at Walgreens, Safeway, and Albertsons. Safehands is  safe, effective and non-irritating. Kills 99.99% of most common germs that may cause illness.

For more on hand washing see the CDC’s fact sheet on hand washing.
 

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