November 13, 2012 | Alliant Credit Union
Stay healthy to stay on the job.
We're sure you are hearing lots of sniffles and sneezes around the office right now, cold and flu season is getting started! Do your best to stay healthy so you don't have to miss a day of work - especially if your paid time off is limited or expired.
Here are some great tips for staying healthy:
- Wash your hands! Washing your hands is a simple way you can keep germs controlled. Utilize every opportunity to sanitize your hands, they get exposed to countless germs from doorknobs, keyboards, washrooms and phones.
- Clean your workspace. Keep anti-bacterial wipes in your desk in case a coworker comes in with the case of the sniffles. Wiping down your workspace every morning will ensure you are starting the day with a clean space!
- Stay active, even as the weather changes. Many take cooler temperatures as an invitation to stay on the couch, however as temps decrease it's important to increase your heart rate. Exercise releases endorphins, helping your immune system stay strong and fight germs.
- Drink lots of healthy fluids. Water, fruit juices and hot teas are your best friends this time of year. Keeping yourself well hydrated is another great way to keep your immune system fighting off the nasty germs this season.
Do what you can to stay healthy and stay working all season long! However, if you do wind up with a cold or the flu, stay home if you can to prevent the germs from spreading.
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