Tips For Protecting Your Health
Staying healthy isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. In fact, sometimes it’s very difficult. That’s why we’ve got a few health tips that will help you fight off disease and illnesses. If you follow these tips, you might still get sick, but it shouldn’t be as often. You may also find that you don’t stay sick as long or that you don’t have really bad symptoms. So with that in mind, here are a few tips for protecting your health that you should definitely follow.
Open the Vents
If you’re flying, you know you’re trapped in a small space with everyone else’s germs for several hours or more. One tip to keep those germs away from you is to reach up above your seat and open that air vent, then point it towards your face. This will help keep the air circulating. While it isn’t a guaranteed germ shield, it will help.
Did you never get around to getting your yearly flu vaccine? What about missing out on your TDaP booster? This vaccine protects against three diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (officially called pertussis). Whooping cough has been on the rise since 2000, which means it’s very important to get your booster, especially if you’re around young children. Adults don’t have much to worry about from whooping cough, but it is much more serious in children. That means parents, teachers, and others who are around kids need to get this booster regularly.
Turn Down your Music
If you’re listening to music through headphones, remember to keep it down. The general rule of thumb is to never have the volume up higher than 60 percent, and don’t use headphones for more than an hour a day. Otherwise, you may face permanent hearing loss.
Get a Good Amount of Sleep
You need sleep—without enough, your body can’t fully rest and repair injuries. That’s why it’s so vital that you learn a technique for falling asleep if you have difficulty turning off your brain at the end of the day. Some people meditate, while others use a white noise machine. Whatever method you use, remember that you can only run on a few hours of sleep for so many days before you crash, so it’s always best to rest!
Do a Self-Check
Once every month, take the time to look over your entire body for signs of anything unusual, but especially look for moles, bites, and rashes that you haven’t seen before. If you do spot something odd, keep track of it for several days or a week. If it seems to be getting larger or isn’t going away, it may be time to check in with a dermatologist or your doctor. It may be nothing, but it could also be something very serious that needs to be taken care of.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any diseases.