I haven’t called in sick for the last 22 years. Yes, I may have had an accidental cold and sneeze. But that’s about it. Do you know more of them, people who never seem to have their aches and pains, never are ill? How can they do it? I know it roughly and recognised quite a lot from a handy list.
- Don’t sit on a chair all the time, keep moving! Just exercise a bit for half an hour a day (even in Europe this is more than average), take the stairs instead of the elevator (even in the tube stations, it may be faster).
- Eat healthy building blocks: anti-oxidants, salvestroles (in broccoli)
- Stop thinking all the time, worrying is not good! Stress is neither. It undermines your immune system and exhausts the body.
- Sleep well. This is the recovery time you need. Not everybody may have to sleep for eight hours, but you need to have a quality sleep.
- Invest in your social network: it keeps you healthy and fit. Research has revealed that socially active people don’t have a cold so often. And making other people happy is contageous and causes a chain reaction.
- Wash your hands regularly, using soap. I’m sometimes amazed people don’t do this at obvious moments. Did you know that a filler at a fuel station carries even more bacteries than a toilet seat?
- Time for Bed! (darcsfalcon.wordpress.com)
- The Weekly Ten: How to Stay Healthy (collegecandy.com)
- Does getting more sleep increase your immunity? (zocdoc.com)
- I’m not very good at being sick (michaeledwardkelly.com)
- Don’t sit on that toilet seat! (jessfuentes.wordpress.com)
- Can sleeping too little affect your health? (zocdoc.com)