How to Avoid Getting Sick

No one likes being sick. Since sickness is a rather broad topic, you will have to do a number of things to avoid getting. Here are some tips.

Exercise regularly. There are large bodies of evidence showing that physical exercise is the best single way to avoid a large list of sicknesses - everything from cancer to the common cold. Exercise strengths all parts of your body so it will be able to ward off disease easier. 30 minutes of brisk walking every day is often sufficient.
Eat healthfully. The nutrients, both known and yet to be discovered, from fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains can greatly positively impact your overall health. Also, avoid refined sugars and unnatural hydrogenated oils (trans fats).
Wash your hands regularly. A large proportion of infectious diseases are transmitted by touching a person or thing that has a disease, and then touching your mouth or eyes.
Avoid touching your eyes and mouth with your hands as a general rule.
Avoid promiscuous sexual contact and know the sexual history of anyone you have sexual contact with and use appropriate protection (e.g., condoms).
Always make sure your meats are cooked thoroughly and that all raw foods were prepared in a sanitary environment. Much of food borne illness is caused by cross contamination from raw meat to vegetables and other foods that will not be cooked further.

Copyright 2009 by Michael Nehring