Regardless of whether or not you’re sniffling from a common cold or battling full blown fever and a sore throat influenza, you should be making time for rest and relaxation.
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Taking care of yourself is vital when battling a cold or flu virus. It’s common sense that when you treat your body kindly, you’ll recover faster. And let’s face it, when we’re sick with a nagging cold, all we want is to feel normal again! Unfortunately, life is busy and most of us don’t have time to slow down, but if you refuse to be a patient and stay home in bed, you could be dragging your sick days out for a more extended period.
To recover faster, avoid doing any of these things that could prolong your recovery!
1. Spreading Germs Around
Nobody likes being bogged down by an illness and missing out on social gatherings, work, or everyday life in general. I mean, who has time to be sick these days? None of us do. However, it doesn’t mean we should power through our sickness and spread our germs around.
Think of it this way, you picked up your illness from someone who unintentionally spread their germs, do you want to do the same to someone else? Probably not. Do your friends and co-workers a favor, and stay home until you are better. Going out and about while sick will not only spread your germs to other people, but also prolong your sickness.