Winter Is Coming – Protecting Your Health

The Managing Emergencies blog attempts to help readers be aware of how to mitigate against, plan for, respond to or recover from disasters and emergencies.  Topics range from earthquakes, health to tornadoes.  Because prevention and being ready can help you avoid many of the emergencies we face I want to draw your attention to “winterize” your body.  One of the biggest defenses against illness is your overall health.  Exercise contributes to a healthy immune system so start working out to boost your immune system.  Also build up your vitamin C intake naturally by drinking fruit juices high in vitamin C.  Keep your hands clean as you go throughout your day during the winter months.  People still sneeze into their hands and if you shake a lot of hands you need to make hand washing a habit. We made it through the H1N1 era because we were vigilant.  This winter season will bring the normal colds and flu.  Investigate the kinds of preventive measures you can take to protect your health this winter.


About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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