When we were young, getting sick at school was very common. One kid had a cold and then everyone else got it. As we get older, the same situation can take place at work. If you work in an office or a building with multiple people, there’s always the possibility of germs being spread. That’s why it’s so important to stay healthy in the workplace!
If someone with flu-like symptoms comes into work and touches doorknobs, toilet flushers, or any other community-used items, then bacteria is bound to spread. The CGS Team is sharing a few simple tips that you can use to stay healthy in the workplace, especially with flu season on the horizon. Keeping your immune system in tip-top shape is the best way to go.
Get a Flu Shot Early
Did you know that Walgreens and CVS offer free flu shots with proof of insurance? A simple shot can help you ward off the nasty bug during the winter holidays. Since the vaccine can take up to 8 weeks to fully work its way into your system, get it early. If any coworkers at your workplace have the flu, at least you can rest easy knowing you took the proper precautions!
Regardless of the time of year, it’s important to treat your body right and provide it with the things that make it function properly. If you’re trying to stay healthy at your job, it’s important to start at home. Taking vitamins daily plays an important role in keeping your immune system in the best shape so you can have a healthy body.
There are a total of 13 different vitamins that individually and collectively help your body complete its required functions. Those vitamins include vitamins A, C, D, E K, and B. A multivitamin can give you everything you need in one go! Check out our favorite vitamins in the post CGS Beauty Picks: Vitamins. If taking vitamins makes you feel woozy, make sure you are discussing the vitamins you consume with your doctor.
Utilize Hand Sanitizer
Germs are everywhere! There’s no doubting that. At work, the store, and even your home. Although germs are everywhere, it doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself from them. Hand sanitizer is extremely helpful for killing unwanted bacteria. Just one pump of hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs. It’s perfect for that unexpected sneeze or cough that spills into your hands, or if you hear a sniffling coworker. Keep a bottle at your desk so that it’s accessible and easy to use at any moment.
Sometimes taking the initiative and staying home when you’re the one sick can help keep the workplace healthy. Germs travel quickly so it’s important to be mindful of others when you’re under the weather. If you must get work done but your symptoms are contagious, ask if you can work from home.
When you’re not feeling so great, taking a day out of the office is more of a benefit than you can imagine. Not only will your body get the rest it deserves, you’re also eliminating the chances of your sickness being spread to coworkers.
We have all felt the feeling of a cold creeping up, so try to catch it before it gets out of hand by taking cold medicines that instantly start working. Airborne is another option. It’s loaded with immune-boosting vitamins and minerals to help you fight off symptoms.
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Taking your daily vitamins, killing germs, and staying home when sick can all help contribute to a healthy workplace. If we can all keep our own selves healthy, then we can keep everyone healthy! What do you do when you find yourself or a coworker sick in the workplace? Which remedies work for you? Share your thoughts with the CGS community by leaving a comment below!