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szdaily -> Lifestyle -> 
How to avoid getting ill in winter
    2016-12-16  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    NO one wants to spend precious annual leave coughing and sneezing into their eggnog. Here are some tips on how to enjoy a snuffle-free winter.

    1. Stop touching your face

    Public transport journeys are party time for germs but, luckily, there are ways that you can minimize how many winter nasties you come into contact with.

    “I would advise commuters to avoid touching their face unnecessarily and to carry around a pocket-sized anti-bacterial alcohol-based hand wash which will kill those winter viruses which can survive on surfaces,” says Dinesh Silva, GP at Doctaly.

    Eating on planes and trains can also be a potential germ-fest. “Airplane table tops and train tables often host a lot of germs, so taking a few cleaning wipes with you on your travels can be useful,” explains Dr. Hugh Coyne.

    2. Eat the right foods

    Silva says that your diet “cannot stop you directly from getting ill” but eating a certain way can help promote a healthy immune system.

    “Foods rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids such as fish help the cellular processes involved in immunity,” he advises. “The other nutrients that are important are vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc which can be found in fruit, nuts and meat.”

    3. Wash your hands regularly

    This may be classic mom advice but it does actually work, according to Coyne. “It seems obvious but measures such as regular handwashing with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing and before meals really does make a difference.”

    4. Keep exercising

    There aren’t any concrete studies suggesting that putting in hours at the gym prevents you from coming down with a virus, but Silva says that it’s likely that staying active boosts your immune system.

    He explains, “Exercise improves circulation, helps flush out the respiratory system and reduces stress hormone production, all of which, in theory, should bolster the immune system.”

    (SD-Agencies)

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