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Fight the Flu at Work

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Illness is a workplace bane. The flu is one of the worst, with the germs radiating throughout a closed air conditioning system and many people working in close quarters you’re going to have to take a few special steps to avoid falling ill. Here are some things you can do to manage these problems, and keep up productive work while those around you are coughing and spluttering.

Improve Your Diet

This is a pretty simple method, as many methods of avoiding illness are. There are many foods that can aid in building your immune system, as well as managing and shortening the duration of the symptoms. Vitamins gathered from various fruits and vegetables can aid in your immunities as well as making sure you’re getting enough zinc.

Get out Now and Again

There are a lot of office employees who eat lunch at their desks, spend a lot of time in the office and leave only when the day is over. When the people around you are sick you can’t afford to let that be you. Not only does regular exposure to sunlight give the body vitamins it needs minimizing the length of successive time you are exposed to illness should minimize your chance of flu.

Keep Your Space Disinfected

Germs in every direction, make sure they at very least aren’t coming from inside your space. Wipe down the keyboard, the desk and if you have to even the walls to keep yourself separate from the sick people in the office. At very least this lowers the possibility that you could breathe in traces of germs and illnesses.

Keep Your Stuff Yours

Germs travel through touch and while no one wants to be the stuffy jerk who keeps all of his stuff to himself and never lets anyone borrow it keeping everything you touch away from the hands of the sick people. You should make particularly sure no one exhibiting flu stations sits down where you sit or works at your station. In addition you might want to consider buying something to eat outside for a few days.

Air Conditioners

This is the reason most of an office gets sick all at once. The air conditioners are the filthiest parts of an office and every sickness travels through those ducts directly to you. www.amccleaning.com recommends getting someone in to clean them out if at all possible. At very least placing an antibacterial dispenser next to a few vents.

Ensure a Standard of Cleanliness

Have your office install warnings and official policies as to cleanliness. Hand washing, disinfecting, keeping the sick employees separate from everyone else when it’s not strictly necessary. Having agreed upon standards is usually helpful.

Keep yourself separate and distant from everyone if at all possible and remember that keeping yourself fit and healthy reduces chances of illness. Above all else, remember when dealing with illness. If things don’t make sense, see your doctor.

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