Getting sick is bad for adventure. Nothing is worse than having to pass up a gorgeous day on the slopes because of a bad case of the sniffles. Help stave off cold and infection by following some simple habits to help maintain your body’s natural resistance against sickness.
The American Red Cross is offering the following tips to stay healthy this flu season.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Exercise daily.
- Manage stress.
- Get enough rest and sleep.
Take these common sense steps to stop the spread of germs
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective when soap and water aren’t available.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Flu is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing.
- If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Adopt business/school practices that encourage employees/students to stay home when sick.
- Get a flu shot every year. Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to minimize illness and death.
- According to a press release sent out by the Red Cross, flu viruses spread from person to person when people who are infected cough or sneeze. Adults may be able to infect others 1 day before getting symptoms and as long as 5 days after getting sick.
So many times people tend to forget the “drink plenty of liquids” tip before it’s too late. Incorporating a Hydro Flask double-walled vacuum-sealed water bottle into your daily routine is a simple way to ensure that you stay properly hydrated throughout your day. It’s a convenient way to make sure you’re giving your best performance while participating in winter activities like skiing. Simply put luke-warm water in your Hydro Flask and go out adventuring. Our specially designed water bottles keep liquids hot up to 12 hours and cold up to 24 so the luke-warm water won’t be too hot, or too cold when you need a gulp while on the slopes. It is also easy to clean and can handle any liquid without staining or retaining smell. Have your O.J. in the morning and hot tea in the afternoon.
Take smart precautions this winter and stay happy, healthy and active.