If you always do this without thinking, it’s time to quit.

Staying healthy is always important, right? Parade shared some cool insights from Dr. Jenna Podjasek and Dr. Martin Smith about keeping the bugs at bay. Here’s my take: Stop the face-touching habit! It’s a game-changer. Washing hands, good sleep, healthy eats, and a little exercise are like the VIP pass to immunity. Plus, don’t forget the vaccines. Let’s stay well, folks! 🌟 #StayHealthy #WellnessWisdom”

Note: I’ve condensed the information into a brief and engaging message, giving credit to Parade for the original content.

“The holiday season is super busy, and that’s when people often catch illnesses. It’s never good to be sick, especially when you miss out on fun holiday stuff. Immunologists say simple habits can help protect you from colds, flu, and even COVID, which is still around. But there’s one common habit they really want everyone to stop because it makes you more likely to get sick.”

“The Key to Staying Healthy: Stop Touching Your Face! According to Dr. Jenna Podjasek, a specialist in immune health, the best way to avoid getting sick is simple: don’t touch your face with dirty hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth without washing your hands first. Dr. Podjasek says this is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy. Germs can easily get into your body through these areas, so keeping them clean helps prevent illness.”

Dr. Martin Smith, a specialist in immune health, agrees with Dr. Jenna Podjasek, emphasizing that we often touch our eyes, nose, and mouth without realizing it. A study in London found that if someone in a household had COVID on their hands, others in the same house were almost twice as likely to get infected. Dr. Podjasek adds that germs stick around on surfaces for hours or days. When you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your face, the germs can get inside your body, multiply, and make you sick.

Besides not touching your face, there are other easy habits recommended by doctors to stay healthy. First, wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom or handling raw meat. Sleep is crucial—adults need 7-9 hours to keep the immune system strong. Eating well, with foods like citrus fruits and almonds, and regular exercise also support immunity. Avoid excessive alcohol, as it can weaken the immune system. Studies show even short daily exercises reduce the risk of illness. Lastly, don’t forget to get vaccinated for COVID and the flu. These simple habits help you stay healthy and protect those around you.



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