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They know how to chill out

They know how to chill out
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Maybe you’re a stickler for Zumba, you have favourite music that instantly mellows you out, or curling up with a novel makes the stress of a day melt away.

Whatever the method, regular de-stressing is a critical habit of people who don’t get sick.

If you’re constantly frazzled, you’re at higher risk for everything from a heart attack to diabetes to irritable bowel syndrome.

They take cold showers

They take cold showers
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A small body of scientific literature indicates exposure to cold water may increase the body’s natural antioxidants.

Watch out for these 22 bathroom mistakes you never knew you made.

They take vitamins

They take vitamins
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It’s important to take your vitamins regularly.

One supplement that you might be forgetting though is brewer’s yeast.

It’s full of B vitamins, protein and trace minerals, all vital for good health and not getting sick.

Discover 10 ways to make vitamins and minerals work better for you.

They wash their pet’s food bowl

They wash their pet’s food bowl
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Your pet’s food bowl could actually be making you and your family sick if you don’t wash it frequently.

A study by NSF International showed that pet food bowls ranked as the fourth dirtiest place in the house.

Regardless of if you feed your pet dry or wet food, the bowl can keep a residue that attracts bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella.

Don’t miss these 14 cleaning hacks every dog or cat owner should know.

They use hydrogen peroxide

They use hydrogen peroxide
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When doctors did an EKG on Bill Thompson, the results came back as if he were a 20-year-old man.

Thompson is actually 63.

Thompson hasn’t had a cold in nearly two decades, and it’s probably because of his morning routine.

Each day he fills his bathroom sink with lukewarm water, pours a coffee-cupful of hydrogen peroxide, closes his eyes and dunks his head in the bowl, blowing air out of his nose to get the mixture circulating.

Why? Studies show that when the “good” bacteria in your body encounter harmful ones, they excrete a bit of hydrogen peroxide, so the theory is this might boost your natural germ-fighters.

They pack their own sheets

They pack their own sheets
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Typically, most people only pack their own beach towels when going on vacation.

But it might be handy to pack your own bed sheets, too.

Put your sheets over the one on the hotel bed to create a barrier between yourself and unknown germs.

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They don’t go to work sick

They don’t go to work sick
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Over 60 percent of respondents in one survey said that they would still go to work sick. That’s just not healthy. Know the early symptoms of a cold or flu so you can take the right precautions sooner.

They get flu shots

They get flu shots
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Andrew Sussman, executive vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVSHealth, says that the most effective way to avoid getting sick is by getting the flu shot.

Here are 15 flu myths doctors wish you’d stop believing.

They lift weights

They lift weights
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Going to the gym is good for losing weight, which ultimately can improve your health.

But to avoid getting sick, lifting weights could do just the trick, Stone says in his book.

It can reduce the likelihood of heart disease and even depression.

They have stronger vacuums

They have stronger vacuums
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Everyone buys a vacuum with the assumption it will suck up all the dirt and grime from their floors and leave them with a clean and shiny house.

But studies have shown that it’s more common than not for vacuums to actually release dirt and bacteria back into your home.

Cleaning your vacuum regularly is the secret to staying healthy at home.

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Source: RD.com.

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