With winter and the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us could use some time to think about what we can do to make sure we stay healthy through this busy time of year. Changes in the weather increase our chances of catching a cold or flu, and decadent food – from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving pies and Christmas cookies – is available at every turn.
Here are some tips for staying healthy and happy in the leasing office this fall:
Choose healthy foods: In addition to a healthy diet, there are some foods proven to fight colds and flu and help keep you healthy such as green tea, garlic, ginger and orange juice. Supplements such as fish oil and Vitamin D can also provide nutrients needed to help keep your immune system healthy.
Plan ahead: Pack and prepare your own meals and take them to work with you. Bringing healthy balanced meals and snacks will help you from hitting up the vending machines or grabbing that fifth piece of Halloween candy from the bowl. Keeps nuts, fruit and other easy snacks at your desk, so you can refuel quickly when you’re getting hungry.
Drink lots of liquids: And, we don’t mean soda from the vending machine! Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration and help you fend off colds and flu Green tea also helps boost your immune system and contains antioxidants. Track your water intake by using a reusable water bottle and counting how many times you refill during the work day. Aim to drink at least eight, eight ounce glasses of fluids each day.
Wash Your Hands: The easiest and quickest way to prevent the spread of germs in the leasing office? Wash your hands when you arrive at work, after using the restroom and before and after eating. Also, try to avoid touching your mouth. Hands come into contact with so many things that carry germs on public transit, in the office, at your keyboard and more.
Disinfect your Desk: With so many people eating lunch, and even breakfast, at their desks, extra precautions should be taken to make sure your desk area is clean. Get a stock of disinfecting wipes for your office and encourage everyone to wipe down their desk and computer areas daily. Don’t forget the phones!
Stay home: Sometimes, staying home is the best way to prevent others from getting sick. Encourage everyone to be smart about taking sick days so the rest of the office can stay healthy and keep up with the workload.
How do you stay healthy during cold and flu season?