2019 has arrived and with it, the opportunity to set new goals for the New Year! This year, one of your top goals should be to stay healthy! Guarding against germs is an important part of everyone’s health around you–including your own. [bctt tweet=”No one wants a new year full of sickness or nasty viruses. Make 2019 a happy and healthy year by setting these 5 simple goals! ” username=”NovaLabsTX”]
Your 2019 Health Goals
Preventing the spread of germs can help you reduce the risk of illness and can help keep you healthy in 2019. By setting these goals, you can help make 2019 your healthiest year yet!
Wash Hands Frequently
One of the easiest ways to prevent germs from making you sick is to wash your hands frequently. Make sure to use soap and warm water to wash your hands–especially after touching things like water fountains, shopping carts, door handles, and other surfaces.
ProTip: To prevent getting sick in the new year, it’s important to clean your hands before and after handling foods, and be sure to encourage others to do the same.
Cover Your Cough
If you have a nagging cough, make sure you cover your mouth! Did you know that germs from coughing can travel up to six feet? And, these germs can remain on surfaces long after you’ve been around them. If possible, use a tissue to cough into and throw it away immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into the sleeve of your elbow, rather than your bare hand.
Stay Home When Sick
If you are sick, don’t go anywhere! Stay home and rest. Going out will not only make you exposed to other germs and illnesses, but you could spread your illness to others. If you have a cough or a fever, it is best to see your doctor for their advice.
Don’t Share Personal Items
To stay free from harmful germs, do not share personal items with others. Sharing things like makeup, towels, drinking cups, computer mouses, and other items can spread germs quickly. Use your own personal items and periodically sanitize them with antibacterial spray, if possible.
Sanitized Your Environment
Keeping your environment sanitized can greatly cut down on spreading germs and illness, keeping you healthy in 2019. Kitchens and bathrooms are notorious for breeding bacteria and harmful microorganisms, so be sure to clean handles and other things that are frequently touched to keep germs at bay.
Start Your Year Healthy
It’s much easier to control your own home than it is to control the world around you. Getting microbial testing services at your home can help you guard against germs. These tests can help provide peace of mind and knowledge about what germs are lurking around the spaces you live.
Contact us to learn more ways to stay healthy in the new year.