Top Ten Illness Prevention Tips

posted Feb 27, 2011, 11:42 PM by Todd Fox   [ updated Sep 24, 2016, 8:56 AM ]
The following was compiled by Benjamin Lee from Red Pill Entrepreneurship.  His intention for this article was to increase the awareness for ways to prevent illnesses, diseases, viruses and other conditions. 
 
Here is a list of what I consider to be the most important 10 actions we can do TODAY to have better health:

1.      Wash your hands often
2.      Avoid areas where germs are known to hide out.
3.      Do not put hands in or around mouth, nose or eyes.
4.      Teach your children how to maintain a clean environment.
5.      Work with your employer or school to originate a set of higher hygiene standards (which will teach those around you ways to prevent the spreading of illnesses).
6.      Maintain a vaccination schedule (and make sure your family, friends, and employees have them done regularly).
7.      Stay home when you’re ill!
8.      Brush your teeth and conduct other normal oral hygiene.
9.      Eat a balanced diet.
10.    Get plenty of rest.

I have been impressed by the ease and sophistication of the OUTFOX Prevention training model.  I have heard of significant changes in classrooms or teacher-friends that have used the infection control and hand hygiene training kits.  With the high price of healthcare, I can see an increased need for us to be prevention oriented.

I also suggest getting a health risk management plan together for your family, business, classroom, etc.  Every organization needs a risk management plan and someone that takes charge of the plan.  Whether it be you or someone else that is in a better capacity to continually check up on the status of health risks around you, a manager should be firmly designated.  OUTFOX gives you a template (and self-inspection form) that will help you maintain the highest level of safety in your immediate circumstances.