1. Wash your Hands Often.
Use moisturizing soap to keep your hands from getting dry and cracked, which can provide an entry point for bacteria and viruses.
2. Keep Sanitizer on Hand.
Keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer nearby to clean up when there's no sink around. Stash one in your car, purse, laptop bag, desk, gym locker...
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3. Blow -Don't Sniff!
Get rid of germs by blowing your nose, not sniffing. Also use wipes to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing so germs end up in the trash can, not on your hands. Keep travel-size tissue in your car, purse and briefcase.
4. Keep Hydrated.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Instead of expensive bottled water, use a Brita water-filtering pitcher to remove impurities and bad taste while keeping track of how much water you're drinking. Brita filters cost about 17 cents per gallon, while bottled water is often more expensive than gasoline.
5. Breath Freely.
HEPA filters trap dust, dander, mold, bacteria and viruses that accumulate during the winter months when windows are kept closed. Use HEPA air purifiers to create a safe zone in your bedroom, living area and office.
6. Keep Surfaces Clean.
Germs love to hang out on phones, remote controls, light switches, keyboards, doorknobs, iPods and anything else that's frequently handled. Do heavy-duty sanitizing as often as possible. For the in-between times, a quick cleaning with disinfectant wipes will kill germs before they spread.