After posting today's official swine flu preparedness tips (please read the full list), I thought I should share with you my own three key ingredients for shooing away the flu: elbows, bendy straws, and the "Happy Birthday" song.
Nowadays they teach elementary school kids to sneeze into their elbows, but many adults still use their hands. Think about it. You’re not going to pick up many things with your elbows, right?
For me, an essential emergency kit item. If you do happen to get sick (whether with flu or even just Spring allergies), you will want bendy straws. Yes, they are the lazy man's straw. And when I'm under-the-weather, the less I have to move the better.
The "Happy Birthday" song
Washing your hands doesn’t have to be a burden. In fact, it can be fun. Humming a complete renditon of “Happy Birthay” while washing will not only entertain your stall mates, but also ensure that you’ve lathered long enough to get rid of most germs.
And there you go - the three secrets to staying well and getting well. (Again, read the full official list here.)