Avoiding Getting Sick at School

We all know how annoying it is when a flu breaks out in our area.  Sometimes you feel like your being suffucated by sick people no matter where you go.  It can be even easier to catch a cold on a school campus, especially if your roommate is sick.  One of my friends went as far as moving out of her room for 2 days just because her roommate had the stomach flu. Before she went back she put gloves on and used Lysol on every surface of their room. It might sound crazy, but it worked! You most likely don’t have to go this far in order to keep yourself from getting sick, but there are a few important things that can be done.

  1. If your roomie is sick, use an anti-bacterial wipe or spray on all the surfaces you and your roommate both touch.  This can be the doorknob, refridgerator, microwave handle, or remote. You also might want to stay out of that room as much as possible.
  2. Hand sanitizer = your best friend. It’s important to use it before you eat and after you touch a lot of public surfaces like door handles and computers.
  3. Vitamin C! Eat foods with lots of vitamin C to boost your immune system. Fruit and fruit juice should become a big part of your diet if a lot of people are sick around you.
  4. Get outside. If weather permits, go on a run or do some activities outside so your out of those stuffy places where viruses and bacteria linger.  The extra exercise will also boost your immune system.

If you get sick on campus, your parents won’t be there to feed you soup and give you your medicine so it’s especially important to try and stay as healthy as possible. 🙂


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