The Easiest, Most Basic Things You Should Do To Avoid Getting Sick

It’s not that hard to keep yourself healthy. All it takes is a steadfast sense of discipline and stubborn consistency. We already know since we were kids that we should do these healthy habits so there’s really nothing new here. Think of this as a reminder, or a handy guide if you will, of the things we should be doing but sometimes forget. 

Practice Good Hygiene

Washing our hands frequently and taking a bath every day will increase our chances of avoiding not only CoVid-19, but also other ailments like the flu, colds, and other common infections. Feeling fresh and smelling good are great bonuses that will surely boost your confidence. 

Eat Sensibly

You don’t need to do hardcore stuff like no carbs, or no sugar, or no meat, or intermittent fasting. Just eat on time, mind your portions, strive for a balanced diet, and keep the junk food to a minimum. Unless you have health issues, you don’t really need to have a super strict diet to be healthy. 

Drink Plenty Of Water

You don’t necessarily need to drink eight glasses of water every day, but be sure to drink plenty even if you’re not thirsty. You get so much for doing so little. Aside from helping you avoid common illnesses like stroke, diabetes, kidney stones, and blood clots, drinking water helps flush out toxins from your body, hydrates your skin, relieves your false sense of hunger, improves blood circulation, and of course, quenches your thirst. 


Again, just like with going on a diet, there’s really no need to go hardcore like getting a gym membership or hiring a personal trainer. Jogging around three times a week will greatly help in keeping you in tiptop shape. If that’s too taxing for you, even going on walks can greatly benefit your heart and lungs. Even doing the house work would be better than just sitting on the couch. At the minimum, just keep moving.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleeping helps your body reset, the same way a computer starts fresh when it reboots. When you get sleep deprived, your immune system takes a hit and you become more susceptible to coughs and colds, or more ominously, the flu and Co-Vid 19. Sleeping six to eight hours a day ensures that your body is in optimal shape, battle ready against bacterial and viral infections. 

Avoid Crowds

Not just during a pandemic, avoiding crowds is always a good idea when you’re trying to minimize the chances of getting ill. Being around people often will increase your chances of catching something, because other human beings are the most likely source of diseases. Try to limit your exposure to large crowds and take risks only when absolutely necessary. 

Take Vitamin Supplements 

There are many naysayers who’d say that taking vitamins doesn’t conclusively help us become healthier, but we say there’s no real harm in doing it either. Load up on Vitamin C especially when you’re nursing the sniffles and you’ll help your body bounce back faster. Seniors can also benefit from multivitamins that may help compensate for certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

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