The Top 10 Ways to Not Get Sick This Season

Learn how you can keep yourself from getting sick.

The Top 10 Ways to Not Get Sick This Season

Staying healthy during cold & flu season is similar to how you can prevent illness during the coronavirus outbreak. There are a few tricks you can use to stay healthy — and most of them start with taking care of your immune system.

Cut Your Nails

Think about it: You touch a lot of things over the course of the day. While you might wash your hands, it’s harder to wash under your nails. Often dirt and germs get trapped underneath and then released over the course of the day as things you do with your hands shake them free. Keeping your nails short prevents you from carrying stowaways. Try not to chew your nails, since this transfers the bacteria directly into your mouth.

In 1985 when quarterback Joe Theismann had his fibula and tibia shattered by a tackle, it ended his NFL career — a career in which he'd suffered seven broken noses, a broken collarbone, and broken hands and ribs. "People would say that it was a tragedy… but…it was a blessing," he's said. "I'd become somewhat of a self-absorbed individual and didn't really care much about a lot of things except myself. And ever since that day…I've tried to be a better person."

Yes, Chronic Pain Alters Your Personality

All that physical pain can make it difficult to be your best self. That's been confirmed by a study in the European Journal of Pain. Seems people with chronic pain, have very low levels of the personality-influencing neurotransmitter glutamate in their frontal cortex, triggering emotional dysregulation and increasing anxiety.

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