Infections are transmitted very quickly through contact—simply shaking someone’s hand after they’ve coughed into it while sick can cause you to catch their infection! This is why sanitizing your hands after coming into contact with potential contaminated zones is extremely important.
Maintaining responsible habits while sick is also extremely important so you do not cause others to get sick too.
Exercise has been proven to boost the level of antibodies in your body, thereby improving your immune system’s ability to fight off infection.
Protect others by coughing or sneezing into the crook of your arm when you are sick.
Refrain from coughing onto your fingers as this can contaminate your hands, which can go on to contaminate anything you touch.
Sanitize your hands with 60–80% alcohol hand sanitizer after every bathroom visit.
You should also aim to sanitize your hands after every handshake, before all food preparation, and before touching your eyes, nose, and mouth after coming contact with public surfaces.
Eat more kale, broccoli, berries, and mushrooms.
These foods have immune-boosting powers to help your body fight off any infection.
Eat more probiotic foods.
This will feed the good bacteria in your gut so they can help fight off any infections.
Go for a half-hour walk or a mile-long run every day. Whatever it is, be sure to get out there and get your heart rate up!