So I've gotten an email from the office giving us some health tips, which I'd love to share with you guys
Hey, everyone - this is not medical advice, in fact it is not advice at all, but I am sharing with you some things that have worked for me to avoid picking up illnesses while traveling and attending conferences (please, don't forward this outside the company, thanks!):
Zinc - Scientists are verifying what Moms have known for a couple decades - Zinc can reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu.
My own "do's and don'ts" for using Zinc:
*DO use Zinc lozenges while traveling on airplanes, or in meetings, anyplace where there are lots of people around
*DO take Zinc lozenges or Wellness Fizz drink, before bedtime each day while attending conferences
*DO take Zinc at the first signs of symptoms of colds or flu
*DO NOT take Zinc on an empty stomach, that can cause nausea
*DO NOT take large quantities of Zinc, nor take Zinc every day - too much Zinc causes other health problems
Some other hints:
-My doctor told me that the cold virus thrives at temperatures below 68 degrees; conversely the least hospitable environment for the cold virus is warm, humid air. He said that going to Hawaii is a great way to get rid of a cold, but if that is not an option then try keeping the bedroom warm at night while sleeping.
-Drinking plenty of fluids does seem to help, especially warm liquids like tea
-I do use hand sanitizer. It is great that some companies now have small containers of hand sanitizer as give-aways at their booths at conferences.