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How to Fight the Germs

21 Nov


‘Tis┬áthe season of runny noses, coughs, sneezes, and yucky sore throats…

Run little college students, run. What’s worse than being sick on campus while still having to attend classes and meet deadlines? All you want to do is be at home with your Mama, as she cooks some soup and caters to your every need.

We are living in tight quarters, like never before… and once one person in your suite becomes sick… well, you don’t really have a chance. I’m going to try and provide you with some tips to stay healthy this season. (However, the motivation behind this post today comes from me being sick, so as you can see I have failed to escape the germs. Maybe you’ll do better than me.)

1. Wash your hands- Do you realize how many nasty germs are on your hands at the moment? When I consider it, it really leads me to gag. After the bathroom, before meals, after meals… whenever you can. You may not think it makes a difference, but it really does!

2. Take a Vitamin- Over the summer, my pediatrician at home kicked me out because I turned 19. I was distraught, honestly. I felt like I was being broken up with. Anyways – the point behind that little sob story is to tell you that I’ve recently seen an adult doctor, and the number one piece of advice they could give me to stay healthy, was to take a vitamin. Now, they didn’t suggest any type of vitamin for me to take, so I took the liberty of choosing “Flintstones Complete Gummies”. Winning. I take two gummies per day, and they’re actually quite delicious. Call me a child. I dare you.

3. Clean- When was the last time you cleaned your dorm room? Yeah, shame on you. Spring cleaning is not the only time to clean every nook and cranny. Sanitize your bathroom sink, door handles, showers, … anything that gets “touched” several times a day. Vacuum, dust, wash your sheets… anything will help. It will make you feel and smell a lot better.

Please do whatever you can to stay healthy. I should’ve written this post earlier… “sniff” “cough” “sniff”

Bye bye germs,

xoxo- Emily

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