The holiday season has arrived, and for many of us that includes A LOT of gift giving and good sales. The accessibility of shopping is astonishing, the options are endless. In this technology day of age there are those of us who prefer to just stay home and shop from the safety our laptops, others prefer to use personal shoppers to deal with the nonsense at the stores; And still there are the millions of us who simply enjoy the hustle and bustle of the season.
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Shoppers today have become increasingly competitive, not only having the stress about if they will be able to get the gift they were looking for, but whether the holiday shopping hazards will include stampedes, pepper spraying, or simple household chemical attacks. Most people are only concerned with the sale of the day, not the germs, cold and flu viruses that they are bringing home to share. By following the simple tips below all of us can do our duty to share a healthy holiday season rather than receive the flu.
TIP 1: Hand sanitizer. Alcohol based sanitizer is the quickest and easiest way to prevent the spread of unwanted germs. They are small enough to fit in your pocket and purse, and most stores (especially ones that sell food) have stands where you can get a quick drop.
TIP 2: Get your influenza vaccine. The vaccine now comes in a spray and shot form, and you don’t always have to go to your doctors to get it, many clinics and pharmacies are now offering it throughout local neighborhoods..
TIP 3: When out and about, and a public restroom is necessary, remember to always use a paper towel. Use a paper towel or tissue paper to unlock & lock stalls, and once your hands are washed be sure to use a towel to turn off the water handle and while using the door handle when exiting.
TIP 4: Antibacterial wipes are always handy when using the food court or restaurant. Just as kitchen sponges offer a warm, moist environment that lets food bacteria multiply, rags used to wipe down dirty tabletops are considered a conducive environment for bacteria to dwell in. Wipes are also great for wiping down the handle bar of shopping carts. Just because it can’t be seen doesn’t mean it’s not there.
“Tis the season to give than receive.” However, the “gifting” of germs and viruses is not something any of us want to be on the receiving end of. We live in a world that’s not sterile, but what we’d like it to be is hygienic for everyone. It is not crucial to become germ-a -phobic either, just a little awareness and hand sanitizer ought to go along way.