Mary Hume was commissioned as the first Parish Nurse of Prince of Peace in July, 1999.
When you pass a sink, wash your hands. After 2 hours of touching handles, grocery carts and other public surfaces, you have the greatest number of organism on your hands.
Take a pen with you when you leave home. Most virus live on nonporous surfaces for a day or two. The pen that the server hands to you can have many people’s germs on them.
Walk when you can. Researchers found that those who get exercise are less like to contract an illness that those who are inactive.
Do not smoke. Studies have shown that those who have a history of smoking are not likely to become likely to a respiratory condition. This includes vaping.
Avoid buffet style restaurants. Filling your plate from open chafing dishes and using serving utensils that others have touched and breathed over may increase their risk of picking up a virus.
Get sufficient sleep. By getting seven or more hours of sleep each night, you are more likely to remain healthy. Turn off the electronic devices, the light that they put off interrupts your sleep pattern.