I you want to party it upin style and good health thisholiday season, what’s a u-earing, germ-wary, anxiety-ridden person supposed to do?Add the ollowing advice toyour holiday list to stay healthy and happy. You’ll be able toknock a ew back with yourriends and amily rather thangetting knocked of your eet!
Hands to yourself!
How about forgoing those handshakes
and social kisses for a st bump? Ascientic study actually showed that people who greeted each other withhandshakes are much more likely to pass on the u, colds and stomach bugs,than people who cheek-kissed. Youhave no idea what someone has beentouching before you greet them. Thisisn’t completely adaptable advice for awork event, but for your social circle, itcould be a good option!
Sharing is caring?Not for everything.
While sharing is one of those rstlessons we learn as kids, there arealways exceptions. It goes withoutsaying that there should be no sharingof eating utensils, drinking glasses,towels or other personal care items to prevent contamination. Dishes of snacksthat people reach into for a nibble aregermier than you can imagine. Whenserving guests, put utensils with eachdish so people can dole out the foodinstead of reaching their hands in, andno double dipping!
You can prevent MCIS - Mistaken CupIdentity Syndrome (when someone takesa cup, puts it down next to another andthen both people have to get new cupsor inadvertently drink from each others).If you are using disposables, buy cupsmade from better materials (labeled“compostable” or “100% recycledcontent”), and have everyone mark their cup with a marker (get creative!).You can also use window markers towrite on your glassware (it will comeoff in the wash, but not on your guests’hands), or, better yet, coloured glassstraws in everyone’s drinks, which canserve double duty as identication andeliminating plastic straws or stir sticks.Reducing is the best “R”. Recycling
Spread Joy, Not Germs
Eight Ways to Party in Good Health
By Lisa Borden