How to stay healthy while the weather changes

Do you get sick every time the weather changes? Are you following the best hygiene efforts?

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  1. Wash your hands before eating. If you are eating on campus, who knows what you touched last so be sure to wash your hands with soap for 20-30 seconds so you don't stick all of those germs in your mouth.
  2. Avoid touching doorknobs. Doorknobs are best friends with germs. Often we forget to sanitize those areas as well. Use a paper towel to open knows.
  3. Stay hydrated. Drinking lots of fluids will flush some illnesses out before they get a chance to attack.
  4. Get plenty of rest. When you do not get enough rest, your body does not get a chance to heal or recover from the day. That makes your body too tired of fight off an infection.
  5. Wear a jacket. In Arizona, it is common for people to not wear jackets because they are not used to the cold. Cold weather is a breeding ground for viruses in the air. Stay warm and give your body a better chance to fight off any chance of illness by wearing a jacket.

Bonus tip: You know that "I hope I'm not getting sick feeling?" Emergen-C Vitamin C Fizzy Drink Mix (found here) will help you to feel right again. Warning: It tastes disgusting. Drink it fast.

Your Turn

How do you stay free from illness?