What simple steps at home can help avoid getting sick at work?

FOX's Alex Hein with some suggestions in your "Housecall for Health":

This is Housecall for Health.

We've discussed washing your hands and avoiding touching your face to help keep you safe from catching the dreaded office cold, but Self magazine says getting sleep can help keep your immune system healthy to fight off invading germs.

If you don't prioritize sleep, your body may be vulnerable to bacteria and viruses causing you to get sick more easily. For those who are restless sleepers, deep breathing and meditation can help you get some shut eye.

Self also advocates for living a life full of healthy habits like exercising regularly and fueling your body properly. However, it's important to avoid overdoing it, pushing yourself too hard can run down your immune system and make you more susceptible to the germs.

Even with these tips you're likely take a health hit, especially if you've got kids. Once you do, focus on taking care of yourself, and don't be afraid to use your sick days to prevent spreading even more germs in the work place.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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