Dec 26, 2007

How to avoid Colds & Flu This Winter

One of my husband's favorite TV series was "Monk", with that germ-a-phobe detective, Adrianne Monk. His nurse, Natalie, has to keep a supply of wipes with her so he can clean his hands after he touches....almost anything!

Maybe we don't have to go to the extremes Monk does, but it sure isn't a bad idea to be a little conscious of where your hands go, and wash them regularly, to keep yourself healthy. They say it's right up there at the top of the list of things you can do to maintain health.

I get rather Monk-ish myself when I'm in a public place. After I wash my hands, the last thing I want to do is reach down and turn off the faucet with my bare hands, so I grab a paper towel, dry my hands then use the paper towel when I turn off the faucet, and use it to open the door before I toss it. Is that extreme? I don't think so. I also have some antibacterial hand sanitizer in my pocket book all the time. And at the office, since others use my phone at times, I occasionally wipe the phone off with an antiseptic wipe, like the ones Lysol makes. Okay, now am I being extreme? I hope not :-)

Stay healthy this year, and be sure to wash your hands regularly, especially if you are or have been handling things out in the public. Keep your gloves clean as well!

Updated 1/22/16

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