Keeping germs at bay

How to Keep Cold & Flu Germs at Bay

You don’t want anything slowing you down on your road to success, especially those pesky cough and cold causing germs. In the ongoing fight against germs, knowing what to look for, what to clean, and what to avoid is half the battle. Germs will attack if you give them the opportunity, which is why knowing where they congregate, how they spread, and how to eliminate them gives you the upper hand to keep you moving onwards and upwards.

Germs can survive up to 24 hours on hard surfaces, especially those that are used by multiple people per day. Be mindful in busses and subways, public washrooms or busy doorways, where the likelihood of someone dropping off a few germs in the past 24 hours is heightened.

Germs enjoy travelling even more than we do, which is why it’s important to be mindful around those who might be sick. It is no coincidence that many of the effects of the common cold, such as sneezing and coughing, are also ways that germs spread to others. The best way to prevent the spread is to keep hands washed, sneezes contained to tissues and coughs aimed into sleeves.

Keep a clean home and a clean body to avoid exposure to germs. To stop germs before they spread, make a regular habit out of washing hands, carrying hand sanitizer into public places, and scrubbing surfaces.

Clean your cleaning products. Household cleaning products like garbage bins, sponges, and towels tend to hold onto the most germs. Keep them clean by running them through the dishwasher or laundry, and by rinsing garbage bins with bleach once per week.

When you have the upper hand on germs, you’re sure to be the in-house champ.

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