Wash your hands after coming home and arriving to work. According to the WHO, you should wash for at least 40 seconds. First, wet your hands, then lather, including the spaces between the fingers and the back of the hand. After rinsing, wipe yourself with a towel, because even that will get rid of some of the viruses that could have resisted the water and soap. The water does not have to be hot. According to the WHO, 25 °C (lukewarm) is enough. It is better not to wash with cold water, as most people shorten the washing time when using cold water.
4 important tips to avoid getting sick this winter
Winter is a prime time for catching a cold, flu, and now Covid. It's impossible to be 100% protected against all the viruses in the air, but there are some practical things you can do to minimize your chances of getting sick.
#1 Wash your hands
#2 Don't keep the house too warm
Viruses thrive better in a warmer environment. In addition, hot dry air dries out the mucous membranes and makes them more vulnerable to viruses. But it doesn't mean that you have to freeze at home. Just keep the house warm enough.
#3 Keep the house well-ventilated
Proper ventilation is important for keeping the air free of viruses, especially if there is already someone sick at home. It is recommended to open a door or window for at least five minutes each hour. This will ensure complete air exchange, and also keep the air inside fresher and less dry.
#4 Juice for nutrition
It's important to get enough vitamins and nutrients to keep the immune system healthy. Juicing supports this:
- Juicing increases nutrient availability from fruits and vegetables. The body absorbs up to 4x more vitamins from juice than from whole produce. However, it's still important to consume whole produce as well, as it has important fiber.
- Vitamins from juice are more easily absorbed than vitamins from pills.
- It is recommended that fruits and vegetables malke up half of your daily food consumption. Two glasses of juice will meet your daily requirement for fruit and vegetables.
For year-round juicing, we recommend a cold-press auger juicer.
- It will juice not only fruits, but hard root vegetables and leafy greens with excellent flavor and yield.
- They are very easy to assemble and clean.
- A juicer that is easy to use, is a juicer that is more likely to be used.
- The easiest to use juicer is the new Sana 848. Not only does it clean in less than a minute, its big vacuum storage container keeps three days' worth of juice fresh, so you only need to juice twice a week.