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Ever wondered why doctors don't fall sick? Here goes the answer

Author Dr. Surbhi Agrawal Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 December 2016 (21:53 IST)
It’s not just winter that has returned, it’s also the flu. While everyone is found sneezing, and covering their mouths with handkerchiefs at the doctor’s office, ever wondered how the himself manages to beat the cold and flu?
 

Here are some of the simplest precautions the doctors follow to stop getting sick.

 Wash your hands before and after touching any objects
 

We don’t want you to get OCD, but this simple tip certainly helps those who keep getting colds. Doctors always wash their hands before and after examining their patient to prevent themselves from getting exposed to germs. If you think you have touched any objects like your cellphone, handles, bathroom knobs etc., you need to be careful as you are sure to carry germs.

Doctors advise washing your hands regularly with warm soap and water. It is the rubbing technique that is more useful than the soap you’re using. Wash your hands for at least 20-30 seconds. If you cannot keep the time, sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in your head. Also, keep an alcohol based sanitizer handy. Always wash your hands after you visit the bathroom and before you touch any -be it for cooking or eating.
 
 Exercise
 
One of the best ways to prevent the flu is to get some exercise like a jog or a walk before you head out to work. Getting your heart pumping helps to strengthen the immune system. If you are already sick, you can still go ahead with 20 to 30 minutes of cardio, but if you have a temperature of 100 degrees along with chills and cough, stay indoors until your symptoms get better.
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