Avoid Cold and Flu at IHRSA This Year!

Booth 134, IHRSA trade show

San Diego, California

March 21-23, 2018

Sidestep seasonal colds and flu in all the indoor spaces at the trade show this year by washing your hands frequently and adopting several other healthy habits as you present or roam the trade floor.

There’s a whole lot of sniffling going on within the giant trade show walls this year! Take control of your health and trim your time spent feeling under the weather. The more frequently you wash your hands, the lower your risk of becoming sick.

Colds and flu are caused by viruses — not bacteria — so banking on antibacterial soap as a safeguard against colds and flu won’t be effective.

What works however, is constantly supplying your healthy body with what it needs most, including adequate sleep and a constant supply of nutrients to help ensure your body can resist pathogens it encounters.

5 Ways to Avoid a Cold at IHRSA

Sneeze into your elbow. Mom was so right when she warned you to “cover your mouth!” Cold and flu germs are primarily spread via droplets released in the air when someone who is ill coughs, sneezes or talks. Avoid touching surfaces that already have major germs on them, like elliptical machine handles at the gym, or shaking hands at the show without washing them in between meetings.

Add honey. Tea or any warming and hydrating beverage can help soothe a sore throat, suppress a cough, and calm the overall commotion of a cold or flu. Honey coats the throat and relieves irritation while its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties go to work fighting viral infections.

Eat more garlic. But not on the trade show floor! Cushing or cutting garlic cloves generates a sulfur compound known as allicin, which has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is oft-credited as the star component that gives garlic its all-around stellar healing repertoire. Available only from raw garlic, choose a preparation where you add garlic at the end of cooking to tap its full medicinal power.

Stop touching your face! Thanks again, Mom. One study from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the typical person makes the hand-to-face connection an average of 16 times per hour. If you refrain from touching your eyes, nose and lips, you drastically reduce the likelihood of a virus entering your system.

Try ginseng. Canadian researchers gave 279 adults either a daily placebo or 400 milligrams a day of ginseng. Four months later, the ginseng group had contracted considerably fewer colds. University of Connecticut researchers repeated the study and arrived at the same conclusion, deeming ginseng “a safe, natural means for preventing acute respiratory illness.”

Stay-Healthy Tips 

soOlis and our sales and marketing teams hope to to see you washing your hands at IHRSA’s trade show this week in San Diego, CA. Learn about how to incorporate Artificial Intelligence into your health and fitness business, too.