Prevent Getting Sick This Semester

By Therese Porod

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

It can sometimes start with sneezing. You ignore it because it might just be allergies. Then comes constant coughing, headaches, and fatigue, which are all initial symptoms to the common cold.

With the start of the semester underway and the seasons changing, there is one factor people may need to pay more attention to, their health. Staying healthy is of high importance, especially on a college campus setting. When a person is under stress and constantly running around, their immune system may weaken. Here are a few tips to have a strong immune system and prevent getting sick.

Wash your hands. Though it may seem small, this can prevent the spreading of germs. If you do not always have time to run to the bathroom to wash your hands, it may be helpful to carry antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer with you at all times.

Take your vitamins. This will give your body an extra boost of important vitamins that your immune system needs. They come in various forms and each have a different amount of vitamins according to what your body needs.

Maintain a healthy diet. Make sure you are eating three meals a day. Eating fruits and vegetables also serve as a good source of vitamins for your body.

Exercise. Working out and exercising have great benefits to your health. Most importantly, it can strengthen your immune system and prevent against viruses.

Get the right amount of sleep at night. Getting about eight to ten hours of sleep a night may not seem realistic for a college student, but it can help in order to prevent getting sick.

If you live in on-campus housing, make sure to constantly wipe down your surfaces and doorknobs with disinfectant wipes. This will help prevent the spread of germs and possible viruses in community living.

By following these few tips, you can help prevent the spread of viruses around campus. Staying healthy this semester is important, especially with flu season right around the corner.