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Aug 2016

supernursekemp

 

Agency staff are our most important point of call so it’s crucial to keep healthy this winter! These are some tips to avoid the common cold as much as possible

1. Drink plenty of water
It is recommended that we drink about eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy. If you have a cold, being dehydrated makes your mucus drier and thicker and less able to cope against invading bacteria and viruses. If you’ve already caught a cold, drinking plenty of fluids will help flush out the infection.

2. Wash your hands
Washing hands often – and drying them on disposable paper towels (or laundering hand towels regularly) – can significantly reduce the chances of catching a virus.

3. Keep moving
Dr Bird says: ‘Don’t underestimate the importance of regular activity, especially in winter. Apart from keeping our circulation going, regular moderate exercise increases the number of natural killer (NK) cells in our bodies.’ (source)

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