How to Stay Healthy While Everyone Seems to be Sick

The school year is underway and already people are falling to Northwood’s newest pestilence. Cold season is here. For those people who haven’t gotten sick yet, having good hygiene is a simple yet effective way to stay healthy. Make sure to wash your hands often and to stay away from those who are sick.

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Students are well cared for by Northwood’s nursing staff, including Nurse P, seen here with sophomore Jazzy Valenzuela (Photo: Owen Pierce ’21)

According to Nurse Holli Edgley, some important things to do to keep from getting sick are to “stay well-rested to keep your immune system healthy, eat healthy foods, and to stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water.”

Edgley also urged sick students to prevent the spread of illness by “not mingling with your friends and teammates” and to “trying and get yourself better by resting.”

Nurse Edgley also shared that “People touch their faces on average every three to four minutes. Even if you wash your hands often, you want to try to avoid touching your face.”

For people who think that they are getting sick, the most important thing to do is to check in with the nurses as soon as the office opens in the morning.

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