Wash your hands. Washing your hands with soap and water is probably the best way to avoid getting sick. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean water.
Don’t touch your face. Even when you clean your hands germs or parasites still have a chance of being on them. Parasites are only dangerous if they get inside your body. The easiest place to transmit illness is through mucous membranes such as your eyes, mouth and nose.
Avoid sick people. Germs are everywhere, but they are particularly concentrated in people who are sick. Keep these people away from you and disinfect everything they touch.
Don’t Share foods in huge groups Try avoiding large party dips that involve dipping directly into the bowl rather than scooping with a clean spoon onto individual plates. Why? People may use the hand that was just sneezed in to turn a chip around a few times until they find the perfect dipping angle. That means they are adding their nasty germs directly into the dip.
Get enough sleep. One of the best ways to avoid getting seriously sick is to get extra sleep for a few days. Studies show that people who get the appropriate amount of sleep on a regular basis tend to live longer, healthier lives than those who sleep too few or even too many hours each night.
Don’t drink alcohol. Drinking large amounts of alcohol could effect your immune system, making it weaker for 24 hours.
Hydrate. When your body is fighting an illness your immune system is working overtime. Make sure it has everything it needs to function at its best, including drinking plenty of water.
Don’t load up on sugar. The truth is that sugar can literally make you sick - it leeches vital minerals and vitamins from the body to help the intestines digest it. Excess sugar in our system also throws our body system out of whack. Too much sugar can create an acidic environment in our body, throwing the pH balance off. Try healthier altenatives such as Stevia.
Eat well. You may be disinclined to eat if you aren’t feeling well, but be sure that whatever you do manage to get down is nutritious and healthy. It’s not a good idea to eat foods that induce inflammation (simple sugars and starches) when your body is already weakened.
Take your vitamins. Vitamins and minerals boost the immune system; support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.