The Results Are In: The Essential Habits Of People Who Don’t Get Sick

Don’t you find it perplexing how some people are seemingly immune to colds and the flu? Some of us are sick every other month, and others go through the whole year without one runny nose. There is significant research behind this that can help you and others alike prevent the onset of unwanted colds. If scientific evidence isn’t enough for you, we’ve also included advice from people across the world, sharing the tactics that aid them in combating illness and enjoying a healthy life. Let’s take a look and discover the habits of people who never get sick.

Be Mindful of the Surfaces You Touch

 A ceremony takes place in Kolpino to launch an elevator assembly plant
Peter KovalevTASS via Getty Images
Peter KovalevTASS via Getty Images

Get your elbows ready! Even the slightest mistake can strike up a cold, and that includes touching surfaces that millions of others have already touched. A study from the University of Arizona discovered that in an office place, viruses spread across 50 percent of surfaces, and affecting employees within hours if just one person in the vicinity is infected.

That means after you wash your hands, “use a paper towel to turn off the faucet,” says leading physician Partha Nandi. If you must, press the elevator button with your elbows!