Nothing is worse than getting a cold or flu as the weather gets warmer. There’s something especially wrong about getting hit with a bug on your way to socialize with friends or enjoy family fun in the sun. Most infections are transferred by airborne particles in saliva and other fluids flying your way through the air that you breathe. Coughing, sneezing and close talking are the biggest culprits. Touching someone’s virus-laden hand is another method of contraction of seasonal invaders. Making small dedicated changes to your habits or adding an extra medicinal ingredient to your salads or soups are the most effective ways to ward off the sickening effects of an airborne spray of unfriendly pathogens.
Here are 10 of the easiest ways to stop colds and flus in their sneaky tracks:
Since most colds and flus come from flying mucous and other nosey debris, a simple habit of capturing the flying culprits in your elbow as you cough or sneeze goes a long way to keeping your germs to yourself. Since we don’t greet each other by embracing elbows, elbow hacking in place of sneezing into our hands will significantly reduce the transfer of bacteria and viruses we to the friendly but unsuspecting people we meet.