How tokeep away from cold       & flu
• I happen to be one of those people who take  ill whenever it starts getting cold outside. As  I’ve grown older, I found ...
• There are a few key tips that I personally  follow and I encourage you to do the same
Drink a lot of water
• Believe it or not, your Doctor was right when  she said you should try to drink at least 2L of  water daily. Here are so...
• Water makes up 60% of your body and every  system in your body depends on it
• It flushes out toxins from vital organs, carries  nutrients to your cells and provides a moist  environment for ear, nos...
• The body loses water easily through breath,  perspiration, urine and physical activities.
• Lack of it leads to dehydration and even a mild  case of it knocks your energy levels leaving  you more susceptible to t...
Eat Well
• A balanced diet goes a long way in keeping  your body functioning at its best level.  Research has found positive links ...
Here are some Examples:• Garlic has been shown to boost immunity and  increase resistance to infection and stress,  cheese...
Exercise well & Keep in good physical                shape
• It’s general knowledge that exercise often  prevents oncoming illness, one study has  shown that exercise is linked with...
• During a routine exercise session, endorphins  are released into your body, causing relief  from certain illnesses and s...
• I advise to join an indoor sports league to help  you stay active at least 2 times a week. I  personally play soccer 3 t...
Don’t Smoke
• This must have popped up on your screen  several times and for good reason, it is bad for  you.
• Smoking causes your immune systems to  weaken and leave you more susceptible to  viruses.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
• This is a no-brainer, viruses are easy to  transfer and so when you lead a life that  involves a lot of human interactio...
• Take a look at some of these data from a  recent survey:
• Only 85 percent of respondents said they  washed their hands after going to the  bathroom, down from 92 percent in 2006.
• 46 percent said they wash their hands 15  seconds or less. Fifteen to 20 seconds of hand  washing with soap is recommend...
• 39 percent of respondents said they seldom or  never wash their hands after coughing or  sneezing, compared to 36 percen...
• 35 percent said they don’t wash their hands  before eating lunch, compared to 31 percent  in 2006.
• 37 percent wash their hands fewer than seven  times on an average day.
• Only 56 percent of respondents knew that  hand washing is the most effective way to  prevent colds.
In summary:Imagine how quickly the bacteria and viruses  can be passed on from one person to the next.  Buy hand soap and ...
Sleep Well
• Getting a good night sleep has been shown to  prevent common cold. In a recent  study published in the Archives of Inter...
• Each person kept track of their sleeping habit  for 14 days noting how long and how well they  slept the previous night ...
• The results showed that those who slept an  average of less than seven hours per night  were nearly three times more lik...
For more information on ways to stay healthy  and understanding your personal health,  check out symcat.com
Thank you!Tolu Babalolatolu@symcat.comhttp://symcat.com
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  1. 1. How tokeep away from cold & flu
  2. 2. • I happen to be one of those people who take ill whenever it starts getting cold outside. As I’ve grown older, I found that while I don’t completely cut out the bouts, I have significantly reduced them
  3. 3. • There are a few key tips that I personally follow and I encourage you to do the same
  4. 4. Drink a lot of water
  5. 5. • Believe it or not, your Doctor was right when she said you should try to drink at least 2L of water daily. Here are some reasons why:
  6. 6. • Water makes up 60% of your body and every system in your body depends on it
  7. 7. • It flushes out toxins from vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
  8. 8. • The body loses water easily through breath, perspiration, urine and physical activities.
  9. 9. • Lack of it leads to dehydration and even a mild case of it knocks your energy levels leaving you more susceptible to taking ill.
  10. 10. Eat Well
  11. 11. • A balanced diet goes a long way in keeping your body functioning at its best level. Research has found positive links between immune function and certain foods, so eating a lot of those immune-building foods could be helpful.
  12. 12. Here are some Examples:• Garlic has been shown to boost immunity and increase resistance to infection and stress, cheese and other dairy products contain conjugated linoleic acid, a natural component of dairy fat which has boosted immune response in several trials, Yogurt contains probiotics, beneficial bacterial with immune boosting benefits
  13. 13. Exercise well & Keep in good physical shape
  14. 14. • It’s general knowledge that exercise often prevents oncoming illness, one study has shown that exercise is linked with nearly 30% reduction in upper respiratory tract infections.
  15. 15. • During a routine exercise session, endorphins are released into your body, causing relief from certain illnesses and several psychological conditions like depression and anxiety.
  16. 16. • I advise to join an indoor sports league to help you stay active at least 2 times a week. I personally play soccer 3 times a week, I prefer team sports and encourage it for you as well, it lets other people hold you accountable.
  17. 17. Don’t Smoke
  18. 18. • This must have popped up on your screen several times and for good reason, it is bad for you.
  19. 19. • Smoking causes your immune systems to weaken and leave you more susceptible to viruses.
  20. 20. Wash Your Hands Regularly
  21. 21. • This is a no-brainer, viruses are easy to transfer and so when you lead a life that involves a lot of human interaction, your chance of contracting a cold or flu remains high.
  22. 22. • Take a look at some of these data from a recent survey:
  23. 23. • Only 85 percent of respondents said they washed their hands after going to the bathroom, down from 92 percent in 2006.
  24. 24. • 46 percent said they wash their hands 15 seconds or less. Fifteen to 20 seconds of hand washing with soap is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the SDA.
  25. 25. • 39 percent of respondents said they seldom or never wash their hands after coughing or sneezing, compared to 36 percent in 2006.
  26. 26. • 35 percent said they don’t wash their hands before eating lunch, compared to 31 percent in 2006.
  27. 27. • 37 percent wash their hands fewer than seven times on an average day.
  28. 28. • Only 56 percent of respondents knew that hand washing is the most effective way to prevent colds.
  29. 29. In summary:Imagine how quickly the bacteria and viruses can be passed on from one person to the next. Buy hand soap and keep a hand sanitizer close by
  30. 30. Sleep Well
  31. 31. • Getting a good night sleep has been shown to prevent common cold. In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers studied a number of participant’s sleep pattern.
  32. 32. • Each person kept track of their sleeping habit for 14 days noting how long and how well they slept the previous night as well as whether they felt rested. After 14 days, the participants were quarantined, given nasal drops containing a cold-causing virus (rhinovirus), and monitored for five days for signs of a common cold.
  33. 33. • The results showed that those who slept an average of less than seven hours per night were nearly three times more likely to develop a common cold than those who reported eight or more hours per night in the weeks leading up to the experiment.
  34. 34. For more information on ways to stay healthy and understanding your personal health, check out symcat.com
  35. 35. Thank you!Tolu Babalolatolu@symcat.comhttp://symcat.com

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