• How to Stay Healthy

    Everyday actions people can take to stay healthy

    • Cough into the inside of your elbow or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective if soap and water is not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

    Try to avoid close contact with sick people

    • Most colds or other contagious conditions are spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.

    • If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

    • Stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.

    Get plenty of sleep and rest

    • Getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night can help boost our immune system and help our bodies recover from illnesses more quickly.
    • Eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables.  Avoid sugary drinks and foods (they can lower our immunity). 
Last Modified on August 13, 2015