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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Staying well

Our tiny change this week is just to stay well. Seems like the creeping crud is going around. Here are some basics for remaining healthy:

Get enough sleep. I know I harp on it, but really...you need to sleep to keep your immune system in fighting form. Take a nap if you're feeling exhausted.

Eat well. Try to stay away from simple carbs and sugars when you're stressed. Yes, I know that's what we all crave when we're feeling under the gun, but the blood sugar spike and crash they induce only makes things worse.

Wash your hands often, or carry hand sanitizer with you and use it. Always wash after using the restroom, blowing your nose, or handling a menu at a restaurant (this is where hand sanitizer comes in handy).

If you're right handed, open doors with your left hand. You'll be less likely to touch your face with your non-dominant hand, which picks up germs from things like door handles. Silly, but effective!

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