Have that co-worker that should probably go home but continues to sneeze and cough throughout the day? We’ve all been in this situation, and we put up all our defenses to repel germs. 70% of employees admit to coming to work sick. There’s no amount of hand sanitizer, Lysol, or wipes to knock the germs away during this time of year.
Besides keeping a distance from people, that are sick, here are 10 products to help you survive this cold and flu season at the office.
Up your vitamin C game with a pack of Emergen-C. Boost your immune system while creating a refreshing afternoon drink. Available in a variety of flavors.
Promising Review: “I love this stuff. Been using it for years, especially when feeling a little under the weather. Not sure if it “cures” the common cold, but it sure limits the severity and duration.” – Ray
Give yourself a reason to finally clean off your desk and organize. Did you know that your office desk has more germs than a toilet seat? Grab some Lysol wipes and get a cleaning! These are also safe to use on your computer, mouse, tablets, keywords, and other electronics.
Promising Review: “As a teacher I always use the Clorox wipes. However these wipes actually remove pencil marks! I will now forever use Lysol wipes!” – Anne
Don’t get grossed again when someone touches your binder. With the science of antimicrobial protection, bacteria cannot grow. Too bad this science doesn’t pertain to everything…
Promising Review: “Two months into the school year and it is still in good shape. Pleased with it and will buy another one when/if it breaks. Kids are really hard on binders and this one is holding up nicely.” –Angie
Hand sanitize….hand sanitize…hand sanitize! We like this Purell one because of the bio-based material it’s made from. Plus, it’s easy to share around the office, ensuring that everyone keeps germs in check.
Promising Review: “This is the best hand sanitizer I have ever used! It doesn’t leave my hands tacky and smells of citrus.” – Shelly
Keep your immune system fueled up with antioxidants. Keep this Yogi immune support tea close by for a warm, refreshing drink.
Promising Review: “This is a good tea especially when you feel you are coming down with a cold.” – Donna
The office air can be stuffy and dry. Increasing humidity levels in the workplace can reduce airborne viruses up to 43%. This humidifier is the perfect size for any office and the #1 bestseller on Amazon.
Promising Review: “Love this diffuser! It changes colors very calmingly. I’ve been using it for months now and it still works great! I have had bad luck with diffusers breaking easily. So this one is by far my favorite one I have had! It automatically turns off when it runs out of water and it has 4 different time settings! Love it!” – Brook
Keep the tissues close by if you have a runny nose. “A nose in need deserves Puffs indeed!”
Promising Review: “Best tissues for my nose! Severe allergies I blow my nose all day! These are great and a great price.” – Patti
Did you know that chicken noodle soup helps boost your immune system? Studies have shown that a bowl of chicken noodle soup can help clear nasal congestion and ease cold symptoms.
Promising Review: “Progresso makes several varieties of Chicken Noodle Soup is this home-style variety is the one I like best. I like the taste and the fact that it has a lot of chunky stuff in it. I like it much more than Campbell’s chicken soup.” – Ali
Make sure you are getting enough exercise. Keeping your own body healthy can help defeat anything your coworkers bring into the workplace. Exercise and help your back while sitting on an exercise ball.
Promising Review: “Exactly what we were looking for. We use it for our exercise routine as well as sitting at our desk for work.” – Grace
If drinking water isn’t in your daily routine, it’s time to start the habit. Drinking water and having enough fluids helps prevent sickness and helps maintain a healthy immune system. Purchase a 30oz tumbler cup to avoid multiple trips to the water fountain.
Promising Review: “fantastically surprised at how well this performs. hot stays hot for plenty of time, and cold stays cold for even longer. good quality at a good price.” – Joshua
If you do come down with a cold or flu, do everyone a favor and utilize a sick day. That’s what they are there for. If you have a fever, once it leaves, you should wait 24 hours to return to work.
Is there a way that you stay healthy during cold and flu season? Share with us in the comments.
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