Bugs in the Office
The mission: Avoid catching a cold, virus, or bacterial infection this winter
The danger: It takes between 2 and 4 hours for germs to spread and contaminate nearly 60% of workplace surfaces. According to a University of Arizona study, it’s your hands more than a sneeze spreading those bugs.
Which areas are the worst? The break room, especially the coffeepot handle, microwave door handle and buttons, and refrigerator handle.
The solution: Wash your hands with soap and water, about 4 times a day and turn to hand sanitizers as the next best choice. Wash hands before and after food preparation and eating.
Quick tip: How many 5 minute walks does it take to undo the health hazards of three straight hours of sitting? An Indiana University study says “3”!
-Amy Hendel, PA/HealthCoach