Is it a realistic resolution? How do you plan to pull that off? Seriously?
If your past New Year’s resolutions have been met with reactions like these, you may want to rethink your strategy this year. After being around the block a time or two, we have some suggestions to help you come up with the perfect New Year’s resolution for 2015.
The Dos and Don’ts that will steer you clear of seasonal illness this year.
Disinfect the sweat at the gym
Don’t be afraid to wipe down equipment before you use it. (To keep the germ spreading to a minimum, please be courteous to other gym goers by wiping off equipment after use as well)
Ditch your friends
If your friends are sick, stay away. Encourage them to get better by sleeping, eating well, and drinking lots of fluids.
Get a thermometer
About a $10 investment, a thermometer will help you determine if your fever is high enough to warrant a doctor visit. (Pro tip: You won’t want to go buy one when you are already sick, so be sure to have one handy.)
Keep hand sanitizer with you
You are in and out of public places all day. Think of all of the door knobs, elevator buttons and shared surfaces that you and countless others are touching. Use hand sanitizer regularly, but consider one with Aloe Vera to keep your skin from drying out.
Get enough sleep
Don’t overwork your body to the point of complete susceptibility. Know your limits to keep your immune system at its best!
Wash your dishes where you brush your teeth
Bathrooms are contaminated more easily than other areas. Using the bathroom sink for dishes may have been a thing to do in the dorms, but you have a kitchen now!
Towels are a huge breeding ground for infections. Be sure to wash them often!
Share glasses, water bottles or eating utensils
You know why.
Hang out with smokers
Second-hand smoke inflames mucus membranes in your throat, making you more vulnerable to infections.
Let love make you reckless
Fall is new relationship season; be careful not to swap saliva with someone who has a bug!