The Swine flu continues to make headlines as people in the US, Europe, Canada and New Zeland have been infected.
For some reason, the cases outside of Mexico have been mild and no one outside of Mexico has been seriously ill or died.
And it’s driving the price of oil down. Hey, there’s good and bad in everything, right?
Right now, our best offense is a good defense.
Eat your 5-9, or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Take your vitamins.
Get enough sleep.
Get 30 minutes of exercise a day. That doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym. Just move your body for 30 minutes a day. Walk, vacuum, dance…
Do not get chilled. We are in a flucuating weather pattern where you can easily get wet and cold. That lowers your immune response. Don’t worry about looking cool right now. Stay warm and dry.
Stay at least 5 feet away from anyone with sniffles and coughs.
Wash your hands often.
Change your hand towels daily.
Wipe down kitchen counters, bath room, and door knobs to help prevent the spread of germs.
Use a disinfectant wipe on telephones and keyboards.
If you feel sick – STAY HOME!
In today’s world its a badge of honor to go to work no matter how sick your are. That’s crazy, and that’s how this stuff spreads. Not to mention that it takes you longer to recover that way.
Just use common sense.
I’m not saying to be overly concerned, but a little extra caution won’t hurt. Don’t you agree?
For a thin, healthy, age and disease resistant body >>>
Taking sick days is a serious issue in America. Americans are proud of their productivity, so taking a sick day is often viewed as slacking off. IMHO, going to work when you know you’re sick with a contagious disease is extremely selfish.
Debt Blog’s last blog post..Second Lien Plan Will Help Homeowners Struggling with Second Mortgages
That is so true. When I was an office manager, I used to send people home if they came in sick. I would rather do without 1 person for a day or 2 than have my entire staff sick.
Employers should take a more common sense look at the demands they place on their employees, and what the longer term cost would be.